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energy descent, alternative energy falls short

Kari Gunnlaugsson

Joined: Jun 22, 2011
Posts: 308
I like this video from the post carbon institute. It has a terrible title. But it does a great job of making the point that there isn't a magic bullet that will keep our energy-pig society running just by switching to alternative technologies. It ties together the threads of resource scarcity, energy, climate change, and economic systems that demand we got where we are, and where it's going. If you've got the time I highly recommend it. It came to to mind after reading a good post today that quantified the manure equivalent (in pounds, to convert to biogas) of a gallon of gasoline.

There's No Tomorrow, video

This doesn't have to be a bad thing, but I think it's important to start thinking about how we live on the far side of the curve in a time of energy descent.
Marcos Buenijo

Joined: Dec 18, 2011
Posts: 559
Location: Southwest U.S.
It's rare for a presentation to be concise, mostly factual, and entertaining at the same time. It seems this video pulled it off.

"The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper name." Confucius

"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." Frederic Bastiat
Morgan Morrigan

Joined: Oct 16, 2011
Posts: 1400
Location: Verde Valley, AZ.
Actually, there is an answer, we just have to let go of our particle based quantum chromodynamics based theory of matter.
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