Video: Oil Wars

Here is a really good moving infographic about what “Peak Oil” is all about. Entitled, “Oil Wars” by Alexander Perry on … Continue reading Video: Oil Wars

Ecotechnic Future

Ecotechnic Future
John Michael Greer

John Michael Greer’s Ecotechnic Future provides a sobering account of human society­ in the Industrial Age, and speculates on whether our culture can survive the coming peak-oil crunch. While predictions of a world lacking cheap and abundant energy may seem bleak, survivalists will appreciate the book’s outlook. But Greer perhaps relies too much on North American perspectives without focusing enough on some enlightened European nations that are actively working to decrease their oil dependence. Ecotechnic Future is a recommended­ read for survivalists­, politicians­ as well as any parents or teachers­ of our future generations. Continue reading Ecotechnic Future

Resilient Cities: Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change

Resilient Cities: Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change

Resilient Cities: Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change
Peter Newman, Timothy Beatley and Heather Boyer, Washington, DC: Island Press, 2009, 166 pages.

Yogi Berra’s famous line, “The future ain’t what it used to be,” certainly rings true for decision makers and citizens concerned with the well-being of urban areas.

Resilient Cities, written by sustainability researchers Peter Newman, Timothy Beatley and Heather Boyer, describes a future in which peak oil and climate change will mean the end of many familiar signs of affluence. We will have to give up urban sprawl, transportation systems organized around personal motor vehicles, our dependence on global trade (especially in food) and, more generally, our ability … [Click here to read more!] Continue reading Resilient Cities: Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change