Keyword: peak oil

    Afterburn

    Afterburn

    Society Beyond Fossil Fuels

    Climate change, along with the depletion of oil, coal, and gas dictate that we will inevitably move away from our profound societal reliance on fossil fuels; but just how big a transformation will this be? While many policy-makers assume that …

    related subjects: Cultural Critique
    Decline and Fall

    Decline and Fall

    The End of Empire and the Future of Democracy in 21st Century America

    "Things fall apart; the center cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world."

     

    Although he was writing nearly a century ago, Yeats could just as easily be describing the United States today. The decline and fall of America's global empire is …

    related subjects: Cultural Critique
    Reinventing Collapse

    Reinventing Collapse

    The Soviet Experience and American Prospects – Revised & Updated

    The United States is in steep decline. Plagued by runaway debt, a shrinking economy and environmental catastrophes to rival Chernobyl, the US has been retracing the trajectory of the Soviet Union in the early 1980's toward national bankruptcy and …

    related subjects: Cultural Critique
    Surviving the Apocalypse in the Suburbs

    Surviving the Apocalypse in the Suburbs

    The Thrivalist's Guide to Life Without Oil

    In the latter half of the twentieth century, the percentage of the total American population living in suburbs grew to nearly 50 percent. Fossil fuels were cheap and plentiful, and car-dependent, energy-intensive lifestyles came hand-in-hand with …

    related subjects: Resilience
    Peak Everything

    Peak Everything

    Waking Up to the Century of Declines

    by Richard Heinberg
    foreword by James Howard Kunstler

    The 20th century saw unprecedented growth in population, energy consumption and food production. As the population shifted from rural to urban, human impacts on the environment increased dramatically.

    The 21st century ushered in an era of declines, …

    related subjects: Cultural Critique
    The Long Descent

    The Long Descent

    A User's Guide to the End of the Industrial Age

    Americans are expressing deep concern about US dependence on petroleum, rising energy prices and the threat of climate change. Unlike the energy crisis of the 1970s, however, there is a lurking fear that, now, the times are different and the crisis …

    related subjects: Resilience
    Depletion & Abundance

    Depletion & Abundance

    Life on the New Home Front

    Climate change, peak oil and economic instability aren't just future social problems -- they jeopardize our homes and families right now. Our once-abundant food supply is being threatened by toxic chemical agriculture, rising food prices and crop …

    related subjects: Resilience
    Evolution's Edge

    Evolution's Edge

    The Coming Collapse and Transformation of Our World

    It is now 5 minutes to midnight on the Doomsday Clock, reflecting the fact that we are closer to assuring the obliteration of our species than we have been at any time since the early eighties. We are rapidly approaching a tipping point, where we …

    related subjects: Cultural Critique