Practising medicine in an age of peak oil, resource depletion and socioeconomic collapse
Welcome to the home of the Post Peak Medicine
The 21st century will probably be unlike any other
century before or since. It will be a century of peaking and then
declining natural resources: first oil, then natural gas, water, food,
coal and uranium. Peak oil, resource depletion, climate change and socioeconomic collapse may be the defining characteristics of this century. At the same time, we will have to deal with a record
number of human beings on the planet.
Our political, economic and media leaders have
prepared us poorly for what is likely to come. The overwhelming message
from mainstream sources is in effect that we have infinite resources
and can enjoy continuous improvement and infinite growth without
consequences, and that technology will find a way to overcome any
obstacle. When these things fail to happen (which is almost inevitable)
there is likely to be much confusion and anger and a lack of consensus
about what to do next.
This book can't solve all of these problems, but maybe
it can help in a small way. It is intended mainly as a guide by and for
healthcare professionals, to help ease our transition into a post-peak
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clicking on the "download" link at the top of this page. Comments,
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