3rd idea: a break from technology

Our 3rd idea for Transition Mondays is to try taking a break from technology on – you guessed it, Mondays! The idea was inspired by the film Koyaanisqatsi. The central idea behind the movie was that “Humanity no longer exists in the natural world, we are no longer connected to it. It is not that we are now users of technology, but rather that we exist within technology, we are part of it and it is part of us. The natural world now exists only to support the artificial one in which we live.” Click to read more!

Thermodynamics – Fossil Fuels – Renewables

Dr Louis Arnoux concludes this 4 part series. He says, “Tragic the unfolding Energy Seneca drama may seem; all is not lost. There are ways out of the Seneca’s energy trap. However, this requires understanding the problem instead of rushing to delusional “solutions” focused on treating symptoms instead of the actual “disease”. Click to read more!

Thermodynamics – Fossil Fuels – Renewables

Part 3 by Dr Louis Arnoux “The defining challenge of our times is whole system replacement of existing supply chains with “Something-else” (that can’t be current renewable that is self-powered and able to deliver the required net energy, affordable, safe, sustainable, profitable, implementable at speed and scalable to not only replace existing capacity but also extending it to levels big enough to supply the masses of people currently deprived, as well as repair the huge ecological damages to the Earth Life systems (soils, water, ocean, forest, etc.) and extract large amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere, enough to bring levels below 350ppm of CO2 equivalent… not impossible but extremely tough Click to read more!

Thermodynamics – Fossil Fuels – Renewables

Part 2 by Dr Louis Arnoux “In the distant past, energy supply chains were all based on solar energy powering photosynthesis, with net energy delivered in the forms of crops. In the case of the global industrial world, the entire, global energy system is based on oil and net energy is delivered in the form of transport fuels. Accessing all other forms of energy rests on the ongoing delivery of net energy from oil. Let this sink in – absolutely all other forms rest on that, coal, gas, nuclear, geothermal, hydro, photovoltaics (PVs), wind turbines (WTs), biomass, animal feed and food for humans …” Click to read more!