30 Mar '14, 12pm

No easy solutions to Klingons, Darth Vader and Godzilla, either: Peak Oil: No Easy Solutions

We have two “tooth fairy” believing groups. One is the lobby of plenty in industry and politics who believe in technology, knowledge, and substitution will allow industrial man to transcend his earthly limitations through free markets and business. The other is your status quo BAU environmentalist who believe as the lobby of plenty that we can use technology, knowledge and money to transition to a green economy where fossil fuels are phased out and eventually eliminate. Both have no clue where we will get the money. Both fail to accept systematic risks associated with the unintended consequences of their beliefs. One side believes accelerated development and growth will solve our problems when these are precisely the problems of a population in overshoot. The green folks fail to realize the unintended consequences of transitioning away from fossil fuels is most likely coll...

Full article: http://peakoil.com/alternative-energy/peak-oil-no-easy-so...

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