This publication is an excerpted chapter from
The Energy Reader: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth
, Tom Butler, Daniel Lerch, and George Wuerthner, eds. (Healdsburg, CA: Watershed Media, 2012).
The Energy Reader
is copyright © 2012 by the Foundation for Deep Ecology, and published in collaboration with Watershed Media and Post Carbon Institute.For other excerpts, permission to reprint, and purchasing visit energy-reality.org or contact Post Carbon Institute. Photo: NASA
about the author
John Michael Greer
is the Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America, a peak-oil theorist, and the author of more than 20 books on a wide range of subjects. His recent books include
The Long Descent: A User’s Guide to the End of the Industrial Age, The Ecotechnic Future: Exploring a Post-Peak World, The Wealth of Nature: Economics As If Survival Mattered,
Greer lives in Cumberland, Maryland.“Progress vs. Apocalypse” by John Michael Greer was adapted from
The Long Descent: A User’s Guide to the End of the Industrial Age
; © 2008 by John Michael Greer, used by permission of the author and New Society Publishers.
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