"It will change everything about how we live. (((I hate to say "I'm all for it," but really, we Americans do need to change most everything about how we live. Why not just own up to it and get right on with the job? Come on, if the Indians and Chinese can do that, anybody can.)))While I have no doubt that shifting away from an oil-based economy will be challenging and painful, I must admit that I find an awful lot about Kunstler's post-peak oil scenarios appealing (perhaps I read My Side of the Mountain too many times as a kid). I think Sterling's absolutely right in his claim that embracing change may be the most important step we can take. Of course, that's the message I took from The Long Emergency, also. Maybe these guys have more in common than they realize.
Anyway, I'm sure I've opened myself to multiple criticisms... Fire away.
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