Peak Oil and Modern Civilized Landscapes
This is the first guest post by Aliston, who has been a regular reader and commenter here. In this post he speaks about the Oil problems and the problems of mass scale manufacturing. Thank you so much As usual your contribution opens our mind to new perspectives.
We already know how fossil fuels affects us and mother earth. While we use its derivatives for almost all applications from various types of power generation to modern agriculture, we’re literally draining our only home of this ancient resource unwisely, to say the least.
While most of human and natural history depended on the 6 basic elements of earth, fire, wind, water, sound and light for all their survival needs, in recent history the industrial and green revolutions bought unprecedented methods with total disregard for our interdependence with nature and with only one motive of expansion i.e economic growth in mind.
Fossil fuels have obviously started and fostered this growth up until now although they by far are not the only resource available on this abundant planet. The 6 elements can sustain all of the planets energy needs, and as life in the ignorant suburbs seems to be carrying on much as it has 50+ years since the revolution with new roads, houses and multinational companies replacing agricultural land and localized trade exponentially every year.
The best examples of where we’re heading being Sao Paulo in Brazil and Shanghai in China, little importance is given to the fact that more pressing issues are of the scale of ecological destruction, global warming etc. to allow economic stability which serves the needs of a small minority at the price of our planet but if we don’t have a planet then what?
This minority blindfolds the majority to a point where these facts are largely taken as mere paranoia and speculation by the modern “civilized” world and as greedy global superpowers resort to wars and spend billions on military in a bid to destroy terrorism from its roots which incidentally kills less people every year than trivial diseases.
All to continue this temporary illusion of happiness but ultimately a self destructive way of life while controlling the information shown to the world. Its a wonder that most of the world has absolutely no say, mainly because of economic stronghold which was established by these companies over the years. Notably the oil and gas, automotive, and green revolution industries that have controlled the alternatives by imposing heavy taxes and limiting rights by imposing patents and hence manipulating the supply in astounding ways.
The US oil industry peaked in 1970 and as rumors have it Saudi Arabia is peaking in production which essentially means the world is peaking after which no matter how much we extract or what technology we use it will never be enough to meet the demand imposed by the booming population and by the universal law of cause and effect. We’re obviously heading into a world of large scale famine, drought and natural disasters.
The point therefore would be to move to a natural way of self sustenance by growing our own foods in healthy, organic way and living in more localized communities which means literally reversing globalization and its effects. Since the scope of this topic cannot be contained in a few paragraphs I have enlisted relevant documentaries that provide solutions to the predicament human civilization is in, all available on torrents which will give a clearer picture of the troubles we face in the near future. I found parts of them on YouTube to give you gist of the entire documentaries.
-The End of Suburbia
-Who Killed the Electric Car?
The entire video is available on YouTube, very interesting.
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