How, Precisely, We’re Fucked

A review of a seminal collapse textbook

indi.ca
7 min readMar 24, 2023

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Tom Murphy, Jr.; https://escholarship.org/uc/energy_ambitions

Energy and Human Ambition on a Finite Planet is a fantastic (and free) textbook. It teaches physics in the most fascinating way, describing how, precisely, we’re fucked.

I’ll get to how fossil fuels are bad, but for now I’ll talk about how they’re good.

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Indrajit (Indi) Samarajiva is a Sri Lankan writer. Follow me at www.indi.ca, or just email me at indi@indi.ca.