Friday, October 14, 2011

Is Energy a Crisis?

You’re car rumbles, making gravelly noises as it rolls to a stop.  You put your foot on the pedal, the engine snarls, but the car doesn’t move.  You sigh, you were supposed to fill up your car at the last gas station – your car knew it then, and you know it now.  But someday . . .
Maybe your car will fly; maybe it won’t need to eat gas to survive.  Instead of worrying about the condition of the future, (or ignoring it until you run out of gas), you can hope for the future!
Powering the Future: How We Will (Eventually) Solve the Energy Crisis and Fuel the Civilization of Tomorrow” by Robert B. Laughlin.  High Energy Living by Sudhir Jonathan Foust.  Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines by Richard Heinberg.
No fear.  Someday . . . the power won’t go out during a lightning storm, your cellphone won’t tell you there’s no service, and . . . you’re fridge will carry on a conversation with you?  - maybe not.  But for now you better just buy some more gas, and make plans ahead of time. 

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