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Energy consumption is declining to levels of 15 or 20 years back, with most mechanisms once put in place for the energy transition being rolled back one after the other.

Which is why monetary austerity as a response to resource scarcity is wrong, wrong, wrong.

The business-as-usual crowd is using austerity as an excuse to ensure that the transition away from fossil fuels will never happen, at least in these "peripheral" countries.

guaranteed to evoke a violent reaction from police is to challenge their right to "define the situation." --- David Graeber citing Marc Cooper

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Jun 5th, 2012 at 06:01:03 AM EST

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