The book that inspired the movie Collapse The world is running short of energy especially cheap, easy to find oil Shortages, along with resulting price increases, threaten industrialized civilization, the global economy, and our entire way of life In Confronting Collapse, author Michael C Ruppert, a former LAPD narcotics officer turned investigative journalist, details the intricate connections between money and energy, including the ways in which oil shortages and price spikes triggered the economic crash that began in September 2008 Given the 96 percent correlation between economic growth and greenhouse gas emissions and the unlikelihood of economic growth without a spike in energy use, Ruppert argues that we are not, in fact, on the verge of economic recovery, but on the verge of complete collapse Ruppert s truth is not merely inconvenient It is utterly devastating But there is still hope Ruppert outlines a 25 point plan of action, including the creation of a second strategic petroleum reserve for the use of state and local governments, the immediate implementation of a national Feed in Tariff mandating that electric utilities pay 3 percent above market rates for all surplus electricity generated from renewable sources, a thorough assessment of soil conditions nationwide, and an emergency action plan for soil restoration and sustainable agriculture....
|Title||:||Confronting Collapse: The Crisis of Energy and Money in a Post Peak Oil World|
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Confronting Collapse: The Crisis of Energy and Money in a Post Peak Oil World Reviews
Picture Jack Nicholson in 'The Shining.' Now picture a man in a dark room saying, "Heeere's your future!" In this video, Michael Ruppert paints a nightmarish vision of the inevitable collapse of our economic, political and social structures. He argues that we are on the downside of peak oil, that the rise in earth's human population is a direct result of oil and that our current way of life cannot be sustained without it. He talks about the looming crash, what has been leading up to it, and a few things we can do to survive the roller coaster ride we're in for, before during and after the final collapse.
This book should be read with another book by the same author titled "Crossing the Rubicon" written 4 years earlier (2004) to understand what to expect politically and, more particularly, economically in the next 10-15 yrs. as the oil supply that drives every aspect of our lives continues to diminish and demand will continue to rise with the greater needs of China and India as well as ours. It is scary because it awakens us to the reality that we should have planned for alternative sources of energy well before today when we are still not quite aware of the magnitude of the problem to think more seriously about providing for an infrastructure to deliver the new sources of energy. "Crossing the Rubicon" is a must read if you really want to understand the pervasive corruption and the intertwining of drug trafficking with branches of our governments and with the highest figures in our Federal Governments. It will absolutely shock you because Ruppert is one of the best investigative writers ever!
Michael you spoke to our inner minds. . . We know intuitively that lifestyles created during the cheap oil decades can no longer be sustained on a planet with finite resources. You made me realize that those who say we can have continued growth, add a few more billion humans, and burn fossil fuels without consequence to Earth's climate are unbelievable. Reading this book was a consciousness raising experience . . . .the same type of paradigm shift that occurred during the 1970's with women's view of their roles in the workplace.
A very well-written, concise summary describing the driving forces behind current world/ geopolitical events. More in-depth writings can be found in Mike's Crossing the Rubicon. Collapse is like a introductory course to the peak oil movement and it doesn't paint a pretty picture of the future the current world is heading, less there are some fundamental changes in the way we live. It changes the way I interpret news that I read in mainstream medias. Highly recommended.