27 Apr '15, 1pm

Our Renewable Future

This video by Richard Heinberg is about as truthful as you are going to get. The real question is how will humanity act as this plays out. An argument can be made that most non-biological technology is unsustainable. The biological systems on Earth that have evolved over billions of years have proven how sustainable and resilient they are. If you look at the complete engineering cycle of current high-tech systems, like our Internet, renewable energy systems, the electrical grid, transportation infrastructure, etc. from the standpoint of a completely sustainable biological system, the differences are striking. If we ask the difficult question of how a near-future solar / wind infrastructure can evolve, without fossil fuels to power the design, manufacture, transportation, installation, operation, construction, decommission and final environmental cleanup, you get an easy an...

Full article: http://www.postcarbon.org/our-renewable-future/

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