Exploring Hydrocarbon Depletion
Today I look at the messages posted and just about all of them are the same circle they have been following for years. Members who like me rationalize staying right where they are and maybe pkanting the yard into a garden, but often not even putting in that much effort.
I don't know any more, I still believe there are potential solutions to deal with pieces of the Peak Oil decline when it sets in. But I no longer see people here working to achieve solutions for even themselves, let alone their communities.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.
johnmarkos wrote:I thought of another PO selling point. If we embark on a Richard Smalley-style Apollo or Manhattan Project scale effort to find a "new oil," it means lots of jobs and a renewed emphasis on science and engineering education.
Hmm . . . looking over the above sentence, that seems unlikely given current political conditions. We need our "Sputnik" moment.
Subjectivist wrote:I don't know any more, I still believe there are potential solutions to deal with pieces of the Peak Oil decline when it sets in. But I no longer see people here working to achieve solutions for even themselves, let alone their communities.
Prove me wrong!
subjectivist wrote:What are you personally doing to prepare your community for the potential crises you think are approaching?
diemos wrote:Such has it been in the past, such will it be in the future. Our current anomalous era of widespread wealth allowed the development of a culture where everyone is free to go do their own thing and not be part of a group and not have to fight with other groups for survival. I've enjoyed it immensely and have high hopes that I will be safely dead and in the grave before the future hits in earnest.
Is this what you were looking for?Subjectivist wrote:I was looking for my first post on here back around 2010 and I couldn't find it
Ibon wrote:When it comes to prepping this ability to cultivate community skills is far more valuable than caching weapons and being a rodent in a hole. Especially because a lot of Americans have become socially retarded having been several decades in consumption driven suburbia where their social skills have atrophied. This puts you way ahead of the curve in terms of adaptation to constraints going forward if you focus on serving your community.
In the immediate future, though, there's no ROI for the time invested.
asg70 wrote:[ It's a good fantasy to cling on while conceding that things like the Transition Town movement have been a bust, I suppose.
baha wrote:Thanks Ibon,
Sounds like a wonderful place where they never lost their connections.
I went to a transition town meeting once...it was all about public support and initiatives so I never went back. The local community college has informal classes on everything from solar power to pollinator gardens. AB's comment on skills is important...Skills make you valuable to the group and no one can take them away.
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