The world is about to run out of cheap oil and change dramatically Within the next few years, global production will peak Thereafter, even if industrial societies begin to switch to alternative energy sources, they will have less net energy each year to do all the work essential to the survival of
The twentieth century saw unprecedented growth in population, energy consumption, and food production As the population shifted from rural to urban, the impact of humans on the environment increased dramatically The twenty first century ushered in an era of declines, in a number of crucial paramet
SeattleOil.com The Internet writings of John Michael Greer beyond any doubt the greatest peak oil historian in the English language have finally made their way into print Greer fans will recognize many of the book s passages from previous essays, but will be delighted to see them fleshed out
This book explains both why the decline of our most precious fuel is inevitable and how challenging it will be to cope with what comes next Richard E Smalley, University Professor, Rice University, and 1996 Nobel laureate With world oil production about to peak and inexorably head toward steep
Twilight in the Desert reveals a Saudi oil and production industry that could soon approach a serious, irreversible decline In this exhaustively researched book, veteran oil industry analyst Matthew Simmons draws on his three plus decades of insider experience and than 200 independently produc
James Howard Kunstler s critically acclaimed and best selling The Long Emergency, originally published in 2005, quickly became a grassroots hit, going into nine printings in hardcover Kunstler s shocking vision of our post oil future caught the attention of environmentalists and business leaders al
Economists insist that recovery is at hand, yet unemployment remains high, real estate values continue to sink, and governments stagger under record deficits The End of Growth proposes a startling diagnosis humanity has reached a fundamental turning point in its economic history The expansionary
John Michael Greer s work is nothing short of brilliant He has the multidisciplinary smarts to deeply understand our human dilemma as we stand on the verge of the inevitable collapse of industrialism And he wields uncommon writing skills, making his diagnosis and prescription entertaining, illu
In the waning days of the American empire, we find ourselves mired in political crisis, with our foreign policy coming under sharp criticism and our economy in steep decline These trends mirror the experience of the Soviet Union in the early 1980s Reinventing Collapse examines the circumstances of
An internationally renowned energy expert has written a book essential for every American a galvanizing account of how the rising price and diminishing availability of oil are going to radically change our lives Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller is a powerful and provocative book t
The price of petrol has already impacted our choice of cars but there are , not so obvious changes on the horizon Steiner, an engineer by training, sees how a simple but constant rise in oil and related prices will restructure our lifestyle But what may surprise readers is that all of these ch
Geophysicist M King Hubbert predicted in 1956 that U.S oil production would reach its highest level in the early 1970s Though roundly criticized by oil experts and economists, Hubbert s prediction came true in 1970 In this revised and updated edition reflecting the latest information on the worl
We live in an oil dependent world Most people don t want to think about what happens when the oil runs out or becomes prohibitively expensive This title shows how the inevitable and profound changes ahead can have a positive effect.
Exposing the true status of the world s dwindling energy supplies, Jeremy Leggett reveals the scale of the disaster looming over our planet, and the action each and every one of us must take right now to stand a chance of averting it.