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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Ultimate Rollercoaster

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. (source: post carbon institute)

The video gives a brief and entertaining introduction to the history of our fossil fuel adiction.

Here are links to more detail on some of the issues:

Our over use of resources

Passing planetary tipping points

The end of growth

Prosperity without growth

Erosion of ecosystem services and biodiversity loss

Anthropogenic global warming (AGW)

Evidence that human activities are causing global warming

Evidence that the great majority of those qualified to make a decision support the claims of AGW

Evidence that over Earth's history carbon dioxide has been the major determinant of climate

Peak oil

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