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ENERGY AT THE CROSSROADS

by Vaclav Smil
The first question — is the moderation of our transformation of the biosphere desirable? — is the easiest one to answer. We know enough about the true foundations of our civilization to realize that it is not imperiled by our inability to sustain high rates of economic growth for prolonged periods of time but rather by continuing degradation weakening of the biospheric foundations of their environment. …
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