“Nobody Takes the Renewable Energy Transition Seriously” by Richard Heinberg

“The only realistic way to make the transition to renewables in industrial countries like the US is to begin reducing overall energy usage substantially, eventually running the economy on a quarter, a fifth, or maybe even a tenth of current energy.”

“I Only Have One Prediction for You … We Are All Going to Die” by Dougald Hine

All enduring human cultures have been shaped by the need to be worthy of what we take. Either we make our lives a part of a cycle of gift, or we become an engine of depletion, bringing about a desolation from which we will not escape. The fossil economy breaks the possibility of such a cycle. How many million years of dying in the forests and seas of the ancient world goes into one generation of living the way we have been doing around here lately?