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    Preparing For The Reckoning

    Stop expecting the future to resemble to past
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, May 31, 2019, 6:24 PM

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Executive Summary

  • The government is NOT riding to our rescue here. So don’t count on it.
  • Our decisions today will determine our destiny tomorrow
  • The most important single insight to base your future plans on
  • How to focus the time you have now

If you have not yet read Part 1: These Are ‘The Good Old Days’, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

There’s no Plan B in the works.  I’ve not read a single national strategy that incorporates the ideas of Peak Oil, Peak Net Energy, or how to transition from our current system of money and credit that’s based on exponential expansion to one that does not require endless growth to function.

And yet, we continue to consume the world’s resources at an ever-increasing pace:

Notice the exponential ‘hockey stick’ shape.

World population has more than doubled since 1950. And more than three-quarters of all the fossil fuels ever burned in human history have been consumed over that same time frame.  Half of all the oil ever burned, has been burned in just the past 22 years.

Now consider how this is a very temporary condition, but one that we humans have happily assumed is permanent.

An intelligent response would be to immediately begin fashioning our lives and lifestyles around the energy reality.  Work, eat, live, and play in a more localized fashion.  Don’t build out and depend on 30,000+ mile supply chains.

The smart path forward for each of us becomes clear when you…

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