Posted 29 September 2012 - 06:53 AM
Jeff Rubin on Oil and the End of Globalization
So in a nutshell - here's why I hope his forecast is correct:
If globalization trends become reversed then carbon emissions recede drastically. That's basically it. We would pollute less.
Of course, if his forecast are accurate, then travelling to PNG would be expensive beyond what I could afford. Digital camera prices would also be incredibly expensive. Prices of damn near everything would be more expensive. The percentage of disposable income used for necessities would increase (things like food, toilet paper and soap).
We would consume less as a species. And while I enjoy buying lots of shit, ultimately I would prefer we pollute less. I am painting in broad strokes here and touching on different points but I would be interested in others opinions on the matter (even though opinions completely opposite to my own).
Posted 29 September 2012 - 11:27 AM
Posted 29 September 2012 - 01:37 PM
Unfortunately single child policies are not economically sustainable without voluntary or forced suicide policies at about 60 or 65.
I am not certain its easier...but there is another way. Have a global single child policy (as if everyone would do it). Then with time there are less people, leading to less stress on resources. Oil gets cheaper, trips to PNG get easier. Of course, you and I would not live long enough to see the change.
Edited by loftus, 29 September 2012 - 01:38 PM.
Posted 29 September 2012 - 10:06 PM
Posted 30 September 2012 - 02:12 AM
You have the power to control your own consumption now.