Originally Posted by Violet2
IMO events are rapidly outpacing Kunstler's predictions and analysis. Further, he has a marked bias as he is a staunch, hardcore dystopian. I think he would be sad if the human species survived.
The future will be a middle point between extremes. It won't be like it was, but it won't be as bad as everyone thinks. I like Sharon Astyk's vision.
--water scarcity and resource competition
CAVEAT: If we transition to natural gas for almost every energy need and if it is true what I've been reading that there is actually an abundant supply, natural gas will likely fuel another boom cycle within the next 10-15 years.
gardens? Really? That does not seem very realistic to me at all. A bit fantastical, even. I'm not putting you down, but it does not make sense to me. What makes more sense is -- and I hate to say it because I'm very pro-organic -- large-scale corporation run farms so that at least food supply is taken care of.
To address the original post. What do I think will happen? I have no idea. Nobody knows. But if you consider how utterly wasteful "we" (North Americans) are, if we did not "waste" HALF of what we currently waste (food, electricity, water, etc), we would STILL be very comfortable.
My friend put it this way (paraphrasing her) -- 'Nobody knows what will happen. We could get hit by a car tomorrow and die. We cannot predict the future. Why, when we anticipate change, do we assume it will be negative? It could be positive.'
I'm not trying to be all Pollyanna, but really, in my opinion Christ said it best when he was all up in that boat in the storm and asked -- why do you worry?