I’m a little slow on the uptake with this one. The promotional slide show ‘This is Our Energy Reality’ was released on publication of the Post Carbon Institute’s book Energy: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth in October last year. I’d seen the book (and the accompanying Energy Reader), but only just discovered the slide show when I went hunting for a reference for the next post in the energy efficiency series, that will take a closer look at energy return on investment.
It’s a powerful addition to the occasional visualisation series that I started last year—and certainly no less relevant now than eight months back:
From the website accompanying the books, energy-reality.org:
Energy is at the heart of the human predicament in the twenty-first century, and we now face a transformational moment in our energy story. As we leave the age of seemingly cheap and plentiful fossil fuels and enter an era of extreme energy, the ever-rising financial, social, and environmental costs of fossil fuels can no longer be ignored.
How we embrace this moment may well dictate the very future of our species — and millions of others.
Please join Post Carbon Institute in a national campaign to increase energy literacy, with the ultimate goal of remaking the energy economy as if nature, people, and the future mattered.