This excellent video was produced in 2012. You can see how people in denial who viewed it then are saying to themselves today that they were right not to worry. Hell, I bought gas today for $0.88 per liter. What’s the problem?
Read some of the YouTube comments for scary insight into the views of our citizens. It’s going to be a gong show when decline begins in earnest.
These comments by the producer in the FAQ speak directly to denial:
Would you do it again if you knew how long it was going to take?
No. In the intervening years, it’s become clear that people are deeply set in their opinions, and that most of the writing/commentary/movies that are made simply reinforce existing beliefs, rather than change them. In addition, dealing with this subject is likely to have one labeled a Eugenicist/Genocidal-maniac/NWO-puppet/Illuminati/Oil-industry-shill/The AntiChrist, or worse.
It would have been wiser to create a cartoon about crime-fighting squirrels with super-powers.
Here is an overview of the film from its home site:
“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 film.”
There’s No Tomorrow is a half-hour animated documentary about resource depletion, energy and the impossibility of infinite growth on a finite planet.
Inspired by the pro-capitalist cartoons of the 1940s, the film is an introduction to the energy dilemmas facing the world today.
“The average American today has available the energy equivalent of 150 slaves, working 24 hours a day. Materials that store this energy for work are called fuels. Some fuels contain more energy than others. This is called energy density.”
“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.”