The Local Food and Farming Revolution

The Green Changemakers

We must end our dependence on fossil fuels, chemical fertilizers, and mechanization in our food production. The biggest driver is going to be the increasing cost and decreasing availability of fossil fuels, especially oil.

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Heinberg on Life Beyond Growth

The Green Changemakers

To survive and thrive for long, societies have to operate within the planet’s budget of sustainably extractable resources. In effect, we have to create a desirable “new normal” that fits the constraints imposed by depleting natural resources. By the year 2780 there would be 148 trillion humans on Earth—one person for each square meter of land on the planet’s surface. For example, if oil gets expensive enough, energy companies might start making liquid fuels from coal.

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