After the Fossil Era
In this paper a framework for the description of the incumbent collapse of the energivorous way of existing is presented, using the knowledge of science: physics, chemistry, biology. The author criticizes the common loquacious debates based on the dualism Energy – GNP, arguing that such language can only bring to a vicious cycle. A program of research on “virtuous complexity” is indicated.
KeywordsSolar energy era fossil era metabolism biosphere energy source waste sink complexity
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- Luigi Sertorio, The Transition from Fossil to Solar Energy, preprint 2006, email@example.comGoogle Scholar