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Post Carbon Institute
The Post Carbon Institute helps individuals and communities understand and respond to the environmental crisis created by our dependence on fossil fuels.
Post Carbon Institute helps individuals and communities understand and respond to the environmental, societal, and economic crises created by our dependence on fossil fuels. An explosion in human population and consumption--fed by cheap, abundant energy--has brought previously unimaginable advances in health, economies, transport, and communications. But this growth has come with an equally unimaginable cost. We now find ourselves in a world of declines, including:
- global oil, natural gas, and coal production
- climate stability
- fresh water and fish stocks
- food production
- biodiversity and habitats
- economic activity
Like it or not, we are here. All of the environmental debts for society's century-long industrial fiesta are coming due at the same time, and at a moment when the world is reeling from a profound global economic crisis. The converging challenges of energy scarcity, climate change, resource depletion, and economic collapse mean that we have just one last chance to put ourselves on a path towards true sustainability.
Post Carbon Institute is dedicated to helping families, communities, governments, and businesses understand and manage the transition to a post carbon world. Our aim is to bring together thought leaders and replicable best practices in such a way that both the challenges and solutions are approached holistically.
These are unprecedented times, ones that will test our courage, capacity, and commitment. Many families and communities have already begun the journey toward low-consumption, equitable sustainability. We hope you join us.