Dick Whitman wrote:I know very little about farming. But we will not be reduced to subsistenence farming.
look into the aquifer depletion rate in the great plains, and globally. The US is in the best shape, but the predictions still range from really really bad to doomsday scenarios. I also don't necessarily see it as being "reduced" to anything, but rather returning to the earth's natural carrying capacity.
I'm gonna choose now to stop defending my crackpot ideas about problems we will face in the near future. You may be right, we may enter another era of cheap oil, and continue to squander that resource at the expense of future generations. Part of me hopes that we do.
This is hilarious:
egghead wrote:When this scenario happens, there will be a TLS thread titled "What the US News rankings would be if US News still existed." Prestige whoring does not require cheap oil.