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Americans are expressing deep concern about US dependence on petroleum, rising energy prices and the threat of climate change. Unlike the energy crisis of the 1970s, however, there is a lurking fear that, now, the times are different and the crisis may not easily be resolved.
The Long Descent examines the basis of such fear through three core themes:
Hope exists in actions that range from taking up a handicraft or adopting an "obsolete" technology, through planting an organic vegetable garden, taking charge of your own health care or spirituality, and building community.
Focusing eloquently on constructive adaptation to massive change, this book will have wide appeal.(2008-05-07)
And it's not like, along the way, there have not been scares that things could get worse: There have been financial downturns, e.g., Y2K scared many people.
He begins with a clear explanation of our energy predicament, and makes the novel claim that this is not a problem to solve - it is a situation that we must adapt to.
John Michael Greer's new book, The Long Descent - A User's Guide to the End of the Industrial Age may very well be his most important literary contribution to date.
Civilizations rise and fall – the Roman Empire, the Mayans, the British colonial empire – and now it’s our turn. Consider the author’s blunt term, “a post-industrial society. Read morePublished 2 months ago by John C. Stickler
Greer not only gives a clear-eyed look at our current and future energy and geopolitical situations, but he also gives us a sense of the culture and spirituality that will be... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Devon Porter
If you are new to Greer here is where you should start. JMG (as he is affectionately referred to on the comments section of his blog) is a thinker in the Peak Oil/End of Empire... Read morePublished 5 months ago by A. Valterra
Greer, as is common, presents an anthropocentric view of some aspects of what is happening to our civilization. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Denis Frith
Gee, why can't this self-proclaimed “Archdruid” – whatever *that* might be – get a grip, cheer up and realize that it's different this time? Read morePublished 13 months ago by Ashtar Command
John Michael Greer is my new favorite author. I started reading this a couple days after starting another book, and quickly discovered that Greer is a superior author with a... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Hugger of Trees
An important topic explored concisely. Greer's historical perspectives on current issues are well worth considering. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Robert J Suchanek
This is a welcome book denouncing the more extreme but very common contradictory views that either technological progress will solve all problems or that environmental and social... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Dr. Lionel
Anyone who follows Greer's blog will find this book a kind of summation of his extensive and well structured discussions online. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Kamau5