FRAW site index
Free Range Library index

Free Range Library
categories:

Anarchism & Action

Climate Change

Croughtonwatch

Cyberwar

Direct Action & Protest

Economics

Energy

Electrosmog

Extreme Energy

Extr. Energy Climate

Extr. Energy Economics

Extr. Energy Nature

Extr. Energy Pollution

Extr. Energy Radiation

Food & Agriculture

FOSS & Linux

Hacktivism

Land Rights

'Limits to Growth'

Neo-Luddism

Nuclear

Peace

Peak Oil

Planning System

Politics

Simplicity

Technology

Toxics

Transport

UCG

UK Government

UK Parliament

Vegans/Vegetarians

Waste

50 most recently added files index

Free Range Library indexes last updated 15:41, 28/06/2018

This form allows you to search the resource IDs and resource titles of the files in the Free Range Library. If a full match to a key cannot be found, a list of partial matches is returned.

library logo

The Free Range Virtual Library:

Tipping Point: Near-Term Systemic Implications of a Peak in Global Oil Production An Outline Review

Feasta & The Risk/Resilience Network, 15/03/2010


Free Range Library News & Events

10/04/18: Library database engine updated.

28/08/17: Library database engine updated (FRAW Library should be listed on searches more easily now).

10/08/17: Further changes to the website architecture completed to allowed continued expansion of the library.

22/12/16: 14 papers have been added to the Extreme Energy, Climate Change and UK Government sections.

22/11/16: 60 papers have been added to the Extreme Energy section.

back to previous page

Resource information:
Resource IDkorowicz2010
Resource titleTipping Point: Near-Term Systemic Implications of a Peak in Global Oil Production An Outline Review
Author(s)David Korowicz
Publication/ sourceFeasta & The Risk/Resilience Network
Date published15/03/2010
Summary text/ abstractThe credit crisis exemplifies society's difficulties in the timely management of risks outside our experience or immediate concerns, even when such risks are well signposted. We have passed or are close to passing the peak of global oil production. Our civilisation is structurally unstable to an energy withdrawal. There is a high probability that our integrated and globalised civilisation is on the cusp of a fast and near-term collapse. Our primary question is what happens if there is a net decrease in energy flow through our civilisation? For it is absolutely dependent upon increasing flows of concentrated energy to evolve and grow, and to form and maintain its complex structures. The rules governing energy and its transformation, the laws of thermodynamics, are the inviolate framework through which all things happen – the evolution of the universe, the direction of time, life on earth, human development, the evolution of civilisation, and economic processes. This point is not rhetorical, access to increasing flows of concentrated energy, which can be transformed into work and dispersed energy, is the foundation upon which our civilisation stands. Yet we are at a point where these flows are, with high probability, about to begin decreasing. We should intuit that an energy withdrawal should have major systemic implications, for without energy flows nothing happens.
Library categoriesEconomics, 'Limits to Growth', Neo-Luddism, Peak Oil, Simplicity
Added to Free Range Library03/01/2016
Download file(s):

file iconTipping Point: Near-Term Systemic Implications of a Peak in Global Oil Production An Outline Review [670.5 kilobytes]
This file is not located within the Free Range Activism Website


back to previous page

[an error occurred while processing this directive]