Eating Fossil Fuels



The Miracle Of The Green Revolution Was Made Possible By Cheap Fossil Fuels To Supply Crops With Artificial Fertilizer, Pesticides, And Irrigation Estimates Of The Net Energy Balance Of Agriculture In The United States Show That Ten Calories Of Hydrocarbon Energy Are Required To Produce One Calorie Of Food Such An Imbalance Cannot Continue In A World Of Diminishing Hydrocarbon Resources Eating Fossil Fuels Examines The Interlinked Crises Of Energy And Agriculture And Highlights Some Startling Findings The Worldwide Expansion Of Agriculture Has Appropriated Fully 40 Percent Of The Photosynthetic Capability Of This Planet The Green Revolution Provided Abundant Food Sources For Many, Resulting In A Population Explosion Well In Excess Of The Planet S Carrying Capacity Studies Suggest That Without Fossil Fuel Based Agriculture, The United States Could Only Sustain About Two Thirds Of Its Present Population For The Planet As A Whole, The Sustainable Number Is Estimated To Be About Two Billion Concluding That The Effect Of Energy Depletion Will Be Disastrous Without A Transition To A Sustainable, Re Localized Agriculture, The Book Draws On The Experiences Of North Korea And Cuba To Demonstrate Stories Of Failure And Success In The Transition To Non Hydrocarbon Based Agriculture It Urges Strong Grassroots Activism For Sustainable, Localized Agriculture And A Natural Shrinking Of The World S Population.Eating Fossil Fuels

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[BOOKS] ✯ Eating Fossil Fuels  By Dale Allen Pfeiffer – E17streets4all.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 125 pages
  • Eating Fossil Fuels
  • Dale Allen Pfeiffer
  • English
  • 18 December 2018
  • 0865715653

10 thoughts on “Eating Fossil Fuels

  1. says:

    It confounds me that both sides of the sustainable energy debate are able to form such cogent explanations of their positions In this book, Dale Allen Pfeiffer, the guy who runs the SurvivingPeakOil.com website, delivers a rather bleak diatribe about the failed state of unsustainable world agricultural practices He explains among other things that the so called Green Revolution of the 1960s and 70s succeeded in making food cheap, but in doing so brought to life a Frankenstein monster of It confounds me that both sides of the su...

  2. says:

    I wrote this book It is a very scary piece of nonfiction Many consider it to be the book on energy and food production and the coming agricultural crisis.

  3. says:

    Read this book and be afraid For people already familiar with Peak Oil and its repercussions, it will not come as much of a shock to learn how intimately dependent modern industrial civilization is on oil and how its end will mean the necessary decline in the Earth s carrying capacity for human life If I were entirely new to the topic however, this slim but succinct book would serve as an excellent introduction and concise summary Straightforward and highly readable, the author describes how Read this book and be afraid For people already familiar with Peak Oil and its repercussions, it will not come as much of a shock to learn how intimately dependent modern industrial civilization is on oil and how its end will mean the necessary decline in the Earth s carrying capacity for human life If I were entirely new to the topic however, this slim but succinct book would serve as an excellent introductio...

  4. says:

    Fearmongering Neat.I do believe that the end of fossil fuels is nearer than currently conceived by many United States citizens And yes, a lack thereof would render some modern agricultural practices useless i.e the use of diesel power tractors and transportation of end products However, as an agriculturalist trained in economics and agronomy, I find great fault in the claims made against the intent of the Green Revolution and the failed outcome of it Throughout the book I longed for a r Fearmongering Neat.I do believe that the end of fossil fuels is nearer than currently conceived by many United States citizens And yes, a lack thereof would render some modern agric...

  5. says:

    This was an intriguing book undoubtedly dealing with a particularly political issue, I think the author was actually a Geologist.Consequently I didn t really find the political analysis very broad nor enlightening In some situations I think it was just inaccurate However, that said the facts on the amount of oil we use in making our food were amazing Really interesting and eye opening stuff.I enjoyed his idea to use Cuba and North Korea as case studies of countri...

  6. says:

    this was a pretty solid book very good information about the interpentration between agriculture and fossil fuels it also points to the need for a wider systemic change and not simply drivingfuel efficient cars our industrial agricultural system requires huge amounts of fossil fuels every step of the way transport, fertilization, pest treatment, irrigation etc etc all require fossil fuels we need to transition away from industrial agriculture not simply to prevent further global warmi this was a pretty solid book very good information about the interpentration between agriculture and fossil fuels it also points to the need for a wider systemic change and not simply drivingfuel efficient cars our ind...

  7. says:

    I was not fond of this book halfway through Practically every line was a cited bit of information This made it very difficult to digest or compare the information, and the author did not seem to take any form of progress or potential into consideration The second half of the book, however, focused on a few situations in greater depth Those situations dealt with issues that had massive effects on entire nations, and so they provide solid sample information ...

  8. says:

    Awalnya, gue baca buku ini untuk memastikan hubungan antara populasi x dengan kelaparan y1 dan kerusakan lingkungan y2 Gua berprasangka bahwa fakta fakta mengenai buruknya keadaan lingkungan saat ini dimanipulasi oleh politikus dengan menekan ilmuwan tertentu untuk kepentingan pribadi dan golongan yang mana diakui pula oleh penulis bahwa hal tersebut mungkin saja terjadi p 35 Depopulasi karena kekhawa...

  9. says:

    Concisely explains the Green Revolution and its coming crisis in the context of peaking exploitation of oil, natural gas, and fresh water Provides look at two modern societies, North Korea and Cuba, which have both experienced agricultural crises related to the unavailability of oil and other essential resources, and explores the radically different approaches these nations took to the crises Briefly explores alternatives to the technology and resource intense Green Revolution and provides an Concisely explains the Green Revolution and its coming crisis in the context of peaking exploitation of oil,...

  10. says:

    Well written overview of the worldwide agricultural situation as it relates to fossil fuels and the overuse and over dependence on these limited resources While Pfeiffer can come across as bleak and doom n gloom , he reminds the reader than when you give up and lose hope, you lose your chance to survive That said, he offers several ideas for a move towards sustainable agriculture and living A good read for anyone interested in making our world asustainable p...

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