an abbreviated history of fossil fuels, by the post carbon institute, from which i also posted this excellent analysis on growth. the title of this video sums up my idea of the near future quite well: ‘the next ten years will be very unlike the last 10 years.’

PCI’s point is that, we have to learn four things very fast:

  • - learn to live without fossil fuels
  • - adapt to the end of economic growth as we know it
  • - support 7 billion humans and stabilize population
  • - deal with our legacy of environmental destruction

can we?