|Let the fun begin!
M. King Hubbert, 1983
Initially it will be denied. There will be much lying and obfuscation. Then prices will rise and demand will fall. The rich will outbid the poor for available supplies. The system will initially appear to rebalance. The dash for gas will become more frenzied. People will realize nuclear power stations take up to ten years to build. People will also realize wind, waves, solar and other renewables are all pretty marginal and take a lot of energy to construct. There will be a dash for more fuel-efficient vehicles and equipment. The poor will not be able to afford the investment or the fuel. Exploration and exploitation of oil and gas will become completely frenzied. More and more countries will decide to reserve oil and later gas supplies for their own people. Air quality will be ignored as coal production and consumption expand once more. Once the decline really gets under way, liquids production will fall relentlessly by five percent per year. Energy prices will rise remorselessly. Inflation will become endemic. Resource conflicts will break out.
Colin Campbell, March 2002
Albert Bates will be appearing in 2013 at the following locations:
Punta Gorda, Belize, Feb 18 to March 1, 2013 Permaculture Design Course
Ecoaldea Pachamama, Armenia Colombia March 3-10 Ecovillage Design Course
Short Mountain TN April 18-21, Wild Fermentation Intensive with Sandor Katz
Summertown TN May 22 FIC Conference
Artemas PA May 23-27 Age of Limits Conference
Puyallup, WA June 1 to 2. Mother Earth News Fair
Summertown TN, June 4-12. Permaculture Design Course
Summertown TN, June 21-22. Carbon Farming Course
Findhorn, Scotland, June 24-30, ICSA Communities Conference
Oslo Norway, Carbon Farming Course, July 5-6
Jarna Sweden July 7-10 Permaculture Design Course.
Jarna Sweden July 11-12 Biochar Stove Course
County Kerry Ireland July 13-22, FEASTA WEEK
Summertown TN July 27 Fermaculture with Sandor Katz
Cloughjordan, Ireland, Aug 9-18 Permaculture Design Course
Summertown, TN August 30th to Sept 3 Biochar Stove Camp
Summertown, TN Sept 7-8 Southeast Permaculture Convergence
Seven Springs, PA Sept 27-28, Mother Earth News Fair
Nashville TN Oct 7-9 AASCHE Conference
Kansas City KS Oct 11-13, Mother Earth News Fair
Amherst MA Oct 13-16 US Biochar Conference
Grand Rapids, MI November 9-10, Local Futures, Values Actions Leadership
Havana Cuba Nov 24-11 International Permaculture Convergence
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