The Ecotechnic Future: Envisioning a Post-Peak World

March 18th, 2012 | Tags:

The Ecotechnic Future: Envisioning a Post-Peak World

The underlying assumption of this book is that fossil fuels cannot be effectively replaced, neither cost-effectively nor in the gross amount of available energy. And once the fossil fuels are gone, they are gone forever, meaning that industrial civilization as we know it will collapse–or more to be hoped, industrial society will experience a slow decline into what Greer calls “The Ecotechnic Future.” Along the way there will be “scarcity industrialism” and a “salvage society.” Some bad times will be had by almost everybody, and for some it will be horrific.

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