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The End of MoreBecause the economy of the developed world has locked itself into the delusion of infinite growth, we have no option but to demand more. Though the lives of seven billion of us literally depend on more always being available, we are collectively incapable of recognizing that our profligate lifestyle has reached its limits. Yet two billion more people are going to turn up over the next forty years, they too will insist on being fed.
But we remain in denial. It is in our short term interests to accept cornucopian economics and political wishful thinking so that we can have a little while longer to reject the reality of overpopulation, resource depletion and climate change.
We must face the fact that we have reached the End of More.
Doomsday ClockWatch the rate at which we are consuming resources, decide how long this can go on posted courtesy of www.collapseofindustrialcivilization.com
Monthly Archives: August 2012
30 August 2012 Norman Pagett writes: “To meet some of the higher ethanol production goals would require more corn than the United States currently produces, if all of the envisioned ethanol was made from corn…Further, rapid expansion of biofuel production … Continue reading
29 August 2012 Norman Pagett writes We built an economy during the past century which was supposed to give security for everyone forever. unfortunately we used a finite resource (hydrocarbon energy) to do it. Healthcare depends on cheap oil just … Continue reading
29 August 2012 Norman Pagett writes: The analysis showed that there will not be enough water available on current croplands to produce food for the expected population in 2050 if we follow current trends and changes towards diets common in … Continue reading
27 August 2012 Norman Pagett writes: “Today’s city is the most vulnerable social structure ever conceived by man” Martin Oppenheimer, sociologist The surprise is not that the sage of Omaha is getting out of municipal bonds, but that he ever … Continue reading
by Tim Morgan on August 24, 2012 article reposted courtesy of Tullett Prebon research As had been widely anticipated, the Office for National Statistics’ revised estimate of GDP shows that the economy declined by -0.5%, rather than -0.7%, in the … Continue reading
24 August 2012 Norman Pagett writes: “Fossil fuel costs will continue to rise and eventually the healthcare system will be forced to downsize – just as the baby boomers and (possibly) climate change effects inundate the system.” Dan Bednarz, PhD, … Continue reading
24 August 2012 Norman Pagett writes: A world without walls is the only sustainable world. . . . If the world is dominated by people who believe that their races, their religions, their ethnic differences are the most important factors, … Continue reading
by Rich Turcote, original article appeared in Peak Oil Matters Give credit where credit is due: the right-wing alternate reality machine is remarkably well-disciplined. They have a message to share, and as usually fact-free as it may be, they do … Continue reading
by Paul Gilding Original article appeared in Cockatoo Chronicles What a privilege it is to be alive in these times, in such a significant period in human history. It’s not always easy to see moments of great historical importance when … Continue reading
23 August 2012 by Guest Blogger “Today’s oil supply supports 7 billion people, but by 2050 the supply will be enough to support no more than about 2.5 billion in their present way of life….” Colin Campbell PhD, Petroleum Geologist … Continue reading