Saturday, February 16, 2008
Olduvai Theory Update: Doomer Edition
Nothing beats reading a true doomer like Richard Duncan, author of the Olduvai Theory, i.e., that industrial, fossil-fuel-using civilization has a life expectancy of about a hundred years, and guess what? It started about 80 years ago. Ooops! Oddly enough, it's real hard to think of valid objections to this pernicious idea (at least, Chaos is not aware of any effective critique), and of course, this adds to the shivery fun one has in reading all about it, which Chaos is now going to encourage you to do (but you knew that, right?) This particular rendition is the 2007 update, (pdf file) so it's pretty, you know, current. Has some scary charts to go with it.