Energy, Ecology, Economy: The Essential Truth Revealed

Have you wondered why it has been so difficult to transition from fossil fuels to a “decarbonized” energy economy?  Or, why do we routinely overexploit living natural resources, like commercial fish?  Or, why does human enterprise, to its own detriment, seem to be at such odds with the earth’s larger ecosphere?  Or, why does the value of money continuously decrease?  Or, how did we get to this state of affairs in the first place?  Proper understanding of the “Three Es” as an integrated whole provides essential insight into these and many other human dilemmas, something more important today than ever.   MSC, Classroom #3; Limit: 36

Required Book: H.T. Odum and E.C. Odum,  A Prosperous Way Down: Principles and Policies, ISBN 9780870819087. 

Fred Cichocki (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is a longtime student of General Systems Ecology. For thirty years he has been introducing students at the collegiate level to its far-reaching implications for Humanity and Nature alike.

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