Is There a Tomorrow for Virunga? Infinite Economic Growth and The Future of Our Planet

MUST SEE , TODAY MORE THAN EVER- There’s No Tomorrow is a half-hour animated documentary, from Dermot O’ Connor about resource depletion, energy and the impossibility of infinite growth on a finite planet. This movie is not about peak oil or energy per se, but an attack on exponential economic Growth. Inspired by the pro-capitalist cartoons of the 1940s, the film is an introduction to the energy dilemmas facing the world today. (*)

“Economic expansion has resulted in increases in atmospheric nitrous oxide and methane, ozone depletion, increases in great floods, damage to ocean ecosystems, including nitrogen runoff, loss of rainforest and woodland, increases in domesticated land, and species extinctions.”

“The global food supply relies heavily on fossil fuels. Before WW1, all agriculture was Organic. Following the invention of fossil fuel derived fertilisers and pesticides there were massive improvements in food production, allowing for increases in human population.The use of artificial fertilisers has fed far more people than would have been possible with organic agriculture alone.”

“This is a quick journey through the subjects of oil formation, peak oil, energy, economic growth, and resource depletion. I’ve condensed several years of reading and research into little over half an hour. The most important sequence is around the 17min mark, dealing with Growth…the real subject of the TNT”

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Pour en savoir plus sur le sujet de la déplétion énergétique et la chronique annoncée de la fin de la croissance, nous vous conseillons la lecture de ces 2 livres essentiels de Richard Heinberg, disponibles en français:

Pétrole, la fête est finie !…
La Fin de la croissance…

Percutant et superbement réalisé, ce film d’animation questionne notre mode d’exploitation des énergies fossiles et des ressources naturelles, ses conséquences au niveau planétaire et l’impasse où nous mène notre modèle de croissance.

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