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We will NOT find an alternative to energy dense, easily transportable conventional oil in time to sustain indefinate economic growth.

All alternative energies have one or more disadvantages that do not let them compete with cheap conventional oil.

Given our industrial civilization depends on massive amounts of cheap energy, the reliance on conventional oil is enormous.

The only quick solution I see is a drastic downscaling of economic activity.

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  • Feb 23 2013: nope a drastic downscaling of attitudes that see oil in terms of pure money and people in terms of customers and not fellow humans. indefinate economic growth is a myth and as i tell my students - unless we start looking after thius little blue dot - our children's children - wont have one. cheap oil is the only solution? put a windmill and solar panel on everyone house and them tell them how to use ventilation systems and thermostats. design houseand homes not freeze dried boxes and let children suggest the way forward. keep it simple stupid
    • Feb 24 2013: I agree, but the media and everyone else in power will tell you the opposite. They will tell us drill baby drill or we need the jobs. A lot of people will believe this bull crap.

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