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Chill in the Living Room
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Publisher:  Phantom Creek Publishing Type: 


Copyright:  July 31, 2008 ISBN-13:  chillinthelivingroom

Dwelling in a Post Peak World - A Survival Guide for the American Homeowner

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CHILL in the Living Room

Most of us are unaware of the fragile inter-dependent systems that support our housing infrastructure. We take for granted the flip of a light switch, the turning of a faucet, the casual flush of a toilet, and the comforting roar of a basement gas furnace. 

However, all of that convenience depends on hundreds of thousands of miles of aging gas, water, and sewer pipelines inter connected to a fragile and undercapitalized national electrical grid fed by fossil fuels that are rapidly approaching the point of peak production.  Once these resources “PEAK”, we will all be forced to adjust to their relentless and irreversible decline.


Chill in the Living Room, describes our fragile housing infrastructure in detail and offers homeowners real world strategies that they can use to prepare for the coming painful transition from a fossil fuel dependent world to a more sustainable and renewable energy future.


At first higher natural gas prices will cause demand destruction in the industrial sector and manufacturers will convert to other energy sources like coal or move production to locations in the world where natural gas is still plentiful. Eventually, because modern agriculture is heavily dependent on fertilizer, and natural gas in the primary fertilizer feed-stock, we may be faced with the dilemma of either heating our homes or putting food on the table.

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The time has come for our views to be acted upon. Your book and mine come at a very important point in history when we have the economic capacity and spare resource to dramatically improve our lives. I fear we will waste the opportunity and continue with the blinkered focus on narrowly defined economic outcomes. We need to bring the same level of rigor to protection of the environment and social provision. Your book and mine show how.
Peter McManners, author of Adapt and Thrive: The Sustainable Revolution

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