If there is one thing that defines the 21st century, it is the end of oil. But not just oil. Over the coming decades, we face the prospect of terminal depletion of the world’s major mineral energy reserves, with major ramifications for the future of industrial civilization.Unfortunately, his essays is weakened a bit by the omission of the prospects for fusion energy which, in my opinion, is a wildly optimistic hope of some people.
Notice, that he also is not able to use that unmentionable word--"capitalism". Instead, he uses euphemisms like "industrial civilization" and "post-carbon civilization". That's because capitalism is in today's world a religion, and it is taboo to use that word.