Nature’s Ultimate Con by Chris Clugston

by Chris Clugston
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
Sept. 16, 2011

Peaked Oil

Image by AZRainman via Flickr

Nature suckered us in with temporary abundance; a condition that we misconstrued as permanent…

The Set Up

Enabled by abundant and inexpensive domestic nonrenewable natural resources (NNRs)—fossil fuels, metals, and nonmetallic minerals—times were SO GOOD for Americans between the inception of our industrial revolution and the middle of the 20th century, that we came to believe that our domestic NNR supplies were unlimited and that our resulting prosperity was permanent.

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Humanity’s Fatal Distraction by Chris Clugston

by Chris Clugston
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
Sept. 9, 2011

Metaphorically, our well is running dry, yet we insist on tinkering with the pump.

Anthropocentric Viewpoints

Our anthropocentric (human-centered) perspective offers two conflicting viewpoints regarding the underlying cause and appropriate solution associated with the economic malaise that persists throughout most of the industrialized world.

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