Catabolic Collapse – Phase 2?
A recent blog by John Michael Greer clearly explains the background to his theory on Catabolic collapse, and why we are likely to be in the midst of a second shock wave to hit Industrialism. Greer dates the first shock wave to be in 1974 when much of the UK & US Industrial base began to disintegrate.
I’ve recently read two of his books (The Long Descent, and The EcoTechnic Future) both of which are informative and uplifting. Greer manages to temper visions of the future to establish a sensible middle ground that falls between the absurdly optimistic common perception and the hardnosed Dystopian (Mad Max) view.
I’ve not covered much on the link between Economics and Energy yet, but watch this space.