07 Apr '13, 12am

Our Energy Predicament in Charts

Gail, I believe the annual/perennial dichotomy is too simplistic an analysis to sum up the corner we've painted ourselves into with our agricultural technology. No doubt perennial crops offer some real advantages in energy and other areas, but the problem is bigger than that. Ultimately it comes down to that we have such a large population to support, that we need to cultivate or harvest from the land on an almost continuous basis. Until very recently humans along with other species took only a portion of the land's output, and left large portions of the land fallow or for other species. Native Americans in both hemispheres used an area of land for some number of years and then moved to a new area and left the previous plot to rejuvenate, sometimes for decades. This is possible when your populations needs are a small percentage of the available land output. The migration t...

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