August 23, 2014
James Howard Kunstler discusses some of the issues raised in his books The Long Emergency (2005) and Too Much Magic (2013), examining how the global crises in energy, the economy and the environment have unfolded in the interim.
The last two hundred years have seen the greatest explosion of progress and wealth in the history of mankind, but the age of oil that fuelled this expansion is rapidly coming to an end. The depletion of fossil fuels is about to transform life as we know it, and do so much sooner than we think. Kunstler explains what to expect after we pass the tipping point of peak oil production, setting out to prepare us for economic, political, and social changes on an unimaginable scale.
carbon footprint, climate change, collapse of society, consumerism, corporate control, currency collapse, David Goodstein, depopulation, energy crisis, fracking, global warming, James Howard Kunstler, John Michael Greer, Joseph A Tainter, mainstream media manipulation, peak oil, police state, psychology, quantitative easing, renewable energy, sustainability, transition movement