1. Compete for remaining resources through wars. Hampshire College Prof. Michael T. Klare describes this option in his recent article The Intensifying Global Struggle for Energy and earlier in his book Blood and Oil.I think recent discussions of new paths for energy use show a growing awareness of the unsustainable path we're currently following, but I don't have a clue at this point whether we'll answer a call to action or stick our heads further into the sand...
2. Wishful thinking that the market or science will come to the rescue.
3. Acknowledge that we are in the early stages of disintegration and seek to preserve the most worthwhile cultural achievements.
4. "Powerdown" by reducing energy use drastically through conservation, economic sacrifice and population reduction. Heinberg describes this as "the path of self- limitation, cooperation, and sharing."
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