I have heard people asking to be shown the way forward towards sustainability, not forced to by instability resulting from oil reserve depletion, but by taking charge to manage the transition.
- How can we make local communities self-sufficient?
- How can we make knowledge open source?
- How can we ensure scientists cooperate with farmers so we can learn to produce food locally (no transport) without artificial fertilizer (no fossil fuel needed there either)?
Maybe part of the solution is to be seen in Cuba. Oil supplies dwindled in the 90s many experienced incredible hardship and suffering as a result. Today food is up to 90% of pre-oil bust and life expectancy is longer than USA.
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