Engineering in an Age of Limits
3. The Mechanical World View
Engineers did not invent the steam engine — the steam engine invented engineers.
What will a post-oil society invent? 2,042 more words
By Mike Jonas – Re-Blogged From http://www.WattsUpWihThat.com
In 2012, I said that it was getting ever more difficult to increase production, and that I suspected that we were already at or close to Peak Oil, but that it was still mathematically possible that Peak Oil was many years away. 1,690 more words
Our industrial civilization was made possible by easily available coal and then by easily available oil.
All the easy fossil fuels, not to mention the easy metal oils, have been used up, but advanced technology makes it possible to extract fuel from shale oil, shale gas and tar sands, drill in the Arctic and under the oceans and move whole mountains to get at coal. 237 more words
A thought I have often pondered...