An Abbreviated History of Fossil Fuels

According to the Post Carbon Institute, fossil fuels have powered human growth and ingenuity for centuries. Now that we’re reaching the end of cheap and abundant oil and coal supplies, we’re in for an exciting ride. While there’s a real risk that we’ll fall off a cliff, there’s still time to control our transition to a post-carbon future. The song credited in the video is A Tribe Called QuestCan I Kick It. Groovy! Also be sure to check out the book The Post Carbon Reader: Managing the 21st Century’s Sustainability Crisis. Here is a little description about what’s inside:

How do population, water, energy, food, and climate issues impact one another? What can we do to address one problem without making the others worse? The Post Carbon Reader features essays by some of the world’s most provocative thinkers on the key issues shaping our new century, from renewable energy and urban agriculture to social justice and community resilience. This insightful collection takes a hard-nosed look at the interconnected threats of our global sustainability quandary and presents some of the most promising responses. Contributors include some of the world’s leading sustainability thinkers, including Bill McKibben, Richard Heinberg, Stephanie Mills, David Orr, Wes Jackson, Erika Allen, Gloria Flora, and dozens more. If this was the reaction on Oprah, I think you should stop by the library, Barnes & Noble, or your new ipad 2.

Click the link below to download free pdf sections of the book:

The Post Carbon Reader: Downloadable Sections

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About Zak Suhar

Googler. Mount Union graduate. Outdoor enthusiast. Perspective and jumping photographer. Entrepreneurial mind-setter. Green Bay Packer and Wisconsin sports fan.
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