What when the oil runs out?

Could we live off the planet’s yield alone, instead of raiding its capital as we are now doing with fossil energies? While the leading institutions are aiming to reassure, foreseeing a gradual process of change to which our societies will slowly adapt, other thinkers are sounding the alarm and predicting huge upheavals unless there is a radical break from the old ways.

There are some momentous questions to be answered. Can agriculture produce energy while also feeding the entire planet? Can we just leave things up to governments or should individuals get organised to deal with the new energy order? And what will be the role of research, which some accuse of subservience to political ideology? Three questions, limitless answers…


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