You may be surprised and dismayed by how Ruppert explains that the long cherished energy resources we thought would be an answer to the oil depletion are not as viable as we think. In Confronting Collapse, author Michael C. The book ends with 25 steps to take to transition into a culture less dependent on oil. We all know we need it but this guy breaks down everything connected to it,and I mean everything. I can't stop thinking about how Michael C. Ruppert's personal story is worth a read, too.
This book is a no holds bar on humanity and human nature. Dont worry though he gives us his 25 point plan for your survival. Ruppert is not a politician. It is truly disappointing to see the citizens of North America, and specifically the leadership of its nations, completely unwilling to acknowledge the magnitude of these problems. Ruppert is a former Los Angeles Police Department narcotics investigator turned investigative journalist. Ruppert outlines a 25-point plan of action, including the creation of a second strategic petroleum reserve for the use of state and local governments, the immediate implementation of a national Feed-in Tariff mandating that electric utilities pay 3 percent above market rates for all surplus electricity generated from renewable sources, a thorough assessment of soil conditions nationwide, and an emergency action plan for soil restoration and sustainable agriculture.
Ruppert's truth is not merely inconvenient. King Hubbert, the geologist and former oil company scientist who accurately predicted that oil production would peak in America by the early 1970s. The book that inspired the movie Collapse. Interesting look at economies,food,gereral life and our utter need for the black stuff. And do you remember Satan, you know, former Vice President Dick Cheney? In Confronting Collapse, author Michael C. Content of the book aside for a moment, I find this Ruppert guy completely fascinating.
The book challenges people to decide which group they want to join. Terms of Sale: We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web sites. Money is based on nothing. We live in a relatively small house in an old urban neighborhood in Tacoma, so we're not part of oil-supported, Sprawlburb America. We work every day but Sunday.
The central argument - that the Cheap Oil Age is over - is irrefutable. The world has been at peak oil for at least the last 10 years, and the fact that oil companies have resorted to deep ocean d This book is very well worth studying for its forecast of the days coming when oil reserves run out suddenly and our oil-dependent world is thrown into chaos. This ship is unsinkable and go back to the bar. The ramifications of this argument are frightening. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. It goes on from there documenting issues like transportation, population, infrastructure, and alternative energy sources. I gave him five stars for his timely research.
At the time, he was laughed at. Thinking like a President in the face of a global problem. It has -dare I say it? Shortages, along with resulting price increases, threaten industrialized civilization, the global economy, and our entire way of life. This is an interesting, and compelling case that we've reached the point where oil production will inevitably decline, having reached peak production several years ago. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact.
I'm still processing Ruppert's book. This state of affairs will continue until the oil extraction rate actually starts to drop, at which point we'll all be faced with economic contraction. I highly recommend this book. And what are we thinking now? Ruppert's truth is not merely inconvenient. At some point it does dry up. Unfortunately, the mainstream can find ways of kicking the can a little further down the road than he expected. It is significant for many people that genuine concerning Michael C.
But it is scarcity and market demands that contribute to the negative effects on the world economy. Ruppert was a former Los Angeles Police Department narcotics investigator turned investigative journalist. The book ends with a list of sensible new policy proposals by which to face this turning point of historic magnitude. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed. However, the book fleshes out many of the concepts only briefly covered in the movie. Life will become more difficult for all, and many will die due to starvation as the lack of oil will have a deep impact across all aspects of our life including food production and transportation.
Ruppert closes out the book with a realistic assessment of money and how it will respond to oil depletion, our system of fiat currency and fractional reserve banking has only existed since the late 1960s because of rapid oil extraction. Description: xiii, 248 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm Contents: The need for leadership -- Thinking like a President in the face of a global problem -- Depletion: refilling Niagara Falls with a garden hose -- Reserve estimates: playing a fool's game with numbers -- Infrastructures and the grid -- Iraq -- Saudi Arabia -- Food -- Evaluating alternative energies -- The alternatives -- Localization: the alternative to the alternatives -- Money -- Foreign policy -- Setting the policy -- An emergency 25-point plan for action. One must put petroleum into these tanks. Other Titles: Presidential energy policy Responsibility: Michael C. There are sparks of egotism in Ruppert's prose. The world is running short of energy-especially cheap, easy-to-find oil. But, after reading Ruppert's book, I thoroughly feel like buying a place with a little more land on which to grow food, moving my money and investments into a local community bank, starting an online publication to bring attention to our energy predicament and maybe even looking into precious metals as an investment.
You can't fill an airplane with technology. Any way you define it, that is God, because these laws are more powerful than we are as humans. Technology comes from energy not the other way around There is currently one barrel of oil discovered or non conventional oil for every four or five barrels used and that gap is widening rapidly The rest of the planet will not sit idly by and watch the United States consume what is left There were only about 2billon of us here before oil Before the ancient aliens narrative and New Age pseudo-science infected his brain, Mike Ruppert was a pretty smart guy. He talks about a world that is dealing with the increasing costs of fossil fuels to power our technology. And remember how he led that energy panel, the one whose meetings and minutes have twice been challenged to the Supreme Court to have them revealed but that continue to be kept secret from the American people who paid for those meetings and minutes and who have the right to know what was said and what was planned? And the final group that says, Iceberg- not good. Pessimistic and unscientific I had read many books about the energy crisis and have learned to first and foremost review what they have to say about Nuclear Energy.