[permaculture] Peak Oil
genest at pivot.net
Wed Oct 12 16:33:48 EDT 2005
I think Holmgren amply justifies predicting that we are facing
certain energy descent - It is not folly to recognize that non-
renewable means "can't be renewed" and unsustainble means "can't be
sustained". The height of pie-in-the-sky thinking IMO is the
assumption that technology will save us.
On Oct 12, 2005, at 11:38 AM, Kaia Bronte wrote:
> I notice that a lot of people try to predict the future in relation
> to peak
> oil scenarios, armageddon, the rapture, aliens invading, and the sun
> exploding. Your guess is as good as Art Bell's I suppose.
> We cannot predict the future with any consistent accuracy. Making a
> based on an unknowable future is not regenerative--it's folly.
> That's why in
> permaculture we design based on observable principles and patterns,
> chickie-lickie, sky-be-fallin' stories.
> Let's stick to the ethics and principles of permaculture and the
> chaos of
> future will take care of itself. "Take no thought for tomorrow."
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