sunweb wrote:I would like to share the first two paragraphs of my essay:
We will go kicking and screaming down the path to the new Middle Ages as fossil fuels desert us. With the decline of available energy, those of most of us who have sat at the top of the energy pyramid will become the new peasants. With the popular view of the Middle Ages as a brutal and dirty time filled with famine and disease and at the mercy of armed overlords. We cringe at the thought.
With great sadness, we must recognize the direct connection between present day population levels and the use of fossil fuels in food production, medical procedures, medicines and hygiene. With the fall in fossil fuel availability there will be a reduction in population. Population soared with the industrial revolution and the development of industrial, fossil fuel based agriculture. It cannot be sustained.
From: The New Middle Ages
http://sunweber.blogspot.com/2011/05/ne ... -ages.html
Big difference between now and the Middle Ages. The good stuff has already been mined, is out of the ground, and ready to be yanked from garbage dumps and salvage yards for recycling and reuse. It will be re-smelted with (aluminum-frame) photovoltaic panels. I see ahead The (Golden . . . no . . . Shiny ) I see ahead "The Shiny Age of Aluminum" (tm) patent pending. see my lawyer, please. and a brilliant future