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Would you listen to Dark Age America again? Why?
Yes, It synthesizes the authors past work well and adds to it I already own a physical copy.
What did you like best about this story?
Honest, no-holds bar look at the current crises we face in the world
What about Michael Dowd’s performance did you like?
well articulated and a very listenable voice
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I'm a long term reader of JMG so not especially with this book, however the first book I read "decline and fall' had a profound impact as it brought together many of my other interests.
I can't but commend the author for a logical and rational prediction of a future collapse that sounds all too credible to ignore.
Most things we have and enjoy require power. Nearly all the power/fuel is unsustainable and moreover coming to an end. What will happen when the honeymoon is over.
Fossil fuel is plateauing and will start to decline, alternative energy for the most part is a ruse, since the energy it requires to produce it pretty much offsets the energy it will produce. The only reasonable solution is to use less energy, which means hard work.
Unless the long awaited energy revolution, which has not happened yet, suddenly materialises we will have to face the fact that it will be too expensive and unsustainable to continue on the path of plenty and more.
The sad truth is we didn't need all of this, but now that we are dependant, together with the effects of global warming, we may have to endure a depression which will dwarf anything in recent history. It's too late for a seamless transition, but not too late to survive.
This book is a brutally honest warning of a future with limited resources. It is well written and convincing. Highly recommended for those that are falling on hard times, which will soon be most of us.
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I found this fascinating, depressing, discouraging and hopeful. All at the same time. John Michael Greer puts all the crises we are facing together in a way that makes sense and makes me think differently about the possibilities for the future.
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