do you recommend any books for someone trying to be understand the connection between our energy system and economic productivity?
i try to imagine how deeply petroleum is in our everyday life and it how much of what we assume to be here is what we may have to give up.
perhaps, someone can help clarify: what standard of living should we come to expect? in a post-petroleum world, what are the most likely changes?
there are some things i assume: commercial flights will become prohibitively expensive. food systems, too, as a result of the expense of fuel, would become, primarily, local. as would most of our activities: localized communities meeting their needs within their immediate geography.
however, i imagine it’s deeper than that and there are some things i’ve yet to take into account.
suggested readings are welcome.