Fact: our petroleum civilization is about to enter into its natural decline phase and, if the transition to a solar income economy and much warmer climate is not well managed, the global food and water supply that supports our unprecidented human population could rapidly collapse. Most people arrive at this understanding with a sudden realization. Hurricane, sea level rise, prolonged drought, scorching heat, or the high cost of water, power, and gas may provide the wake-up call. And the reaction is entirely predictable. This is a new reality, completely contrary to our life plan and preparation. The normal response is denial, then debate, then acceptance, with a mix of panic and dread. Relax. Breathe deeply. It doesn't need to be that bad.
The great change will be wonderful.

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