Saturday, April 9, 2011

Energy Descent Action Plans - a primer | Energy Bulletin

It is temping to think that daily life will continue to go forward without significant change without much conscious effort on our parts. Life is busy with all the little details and it is tempting to think that if changes are needed, our political leaders will have the wisdom and foresight necessary to prevent any major disruptions. Unfortunately, this does not seem to be the case.

We are clearly facing an unprecedented combination of events - peak oil, climate change, challenges to the food systems and the resulting economic instability and international instabilities - that will impact North American society in profound ways over the next generation. Once again, a natural reaction might be to hide from these frightening possibilities - but sadly, what you can't see can still hurt you - and your children.

In light of this reality, it is very helpful to know what we are up against and what we might be able to do in order to soften the force of the collision between our wishful fantasy -life will go on into the future as it has in the recent past- and the natural constraints that are lurking just around the corner.

Energy Descent Action Plans - a primer | Energy Bulletin

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