“This essay provides a framework for understanding the ideological roots of the current global crisis that I believe is more useful than the now tired Left Right political spectrum. I use this framework to provide a commentary on current political machinations around Climate Change and Peak Oil. Building form the same energetic literacy that informs Permaculture and Future Scenarios, it challenges much of the strategic logic behind current mainstream climate change activism. Like the Future Scenarios work, this essay is intended to help environmental and social activists better avoid the obstacles to effective action in a chaotic age.” – David Holmgren
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A Spanish translation by Holger Hieronimi of Tierramor.
Dinero contra energía fósil: La batalla por el control del mundo
Also in Italian, translated by Antonio Gallo.
Soldi contro Energia Fossile: la battaglia per il controllo del mondo
In it David outlines four scenarios that bring to life the likely cultural, political, agricultural, and economic implications of peak oil and climate change, and the generations-long era of “energy descent” that faces us.
See also Crash on Demand, the 2013 update.