By Lisa Rayner, Energy Bulletin
Human beings are capable of living egalitarian lives without fossil fuels. Many hunter-gatherer societies testify to the fact it is possible, though not inevitable. Human nature includes both cooperative/altruistic and competitive/“us versus them” tendencies. Our empathetic and cooperative tendencies must be consciously cultivated in everyday life if we are to create a non-violent, democratic future without fossil fuels.
By Lisa Rayner, Post Carbon Institute
Important synthesis of two fields of great relevance to those concerned about oil depletion and what to do about it.