humankind avoided the Malthusian forecast by the chance discovery of seemingly infinite supplies of energy, ie oil

that single discovery allowed our numbers the expand x 7+, and create the civilisation we have today.

it allowed us to develop ‘’technology’’ and everything else we now take for granted

unfortunately it doesn’t work in reverse, technology does not allow us to create energy — though most of us think it does.

we also burned through critical resources on which civilisation depends. not just raw energy itself

it isnt possible to create new elements with ‘’alternative energy’’ sources

co-author of The End of More, in paperback and kindle on Amazon email

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