Guest Post: "The Accelerated Crash Course", from Peak Prosperity

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Tue, Jun 24, 2014 - 1:35pm

Seven years ago, Chris Martenson burst onto the scene with a set of warnings and advisories he called "The Crash Course". Along with his team at Peak Prosperity, they are updating and re-releasing the material for the years ahead. You've often heard me say that "tomorrow won't be like yesterday". In this series, Chris and Company take that idea quite a bit further.

"Why The Next 20 Years Will Be Completely Unlike The Last 20",

by Chris Martenson and Adam Taggart

Let's pull back for a moment and look at the Really Big Picture:

We're facing a future in which the economic growth the world has enjoyed over the past century can no longer continue.

Over-indebtedness, mal-investment, cronyism, manipulation, and misguided policymaking have all certainly contributed to our current predicament. But the principal causes are much bigger. And much harder to address.

Simply put, we're entering an era when it's becoming increasingly difficult to obtain the resources we need -- at the cost we need -- to power the economic activity we need.

The trends of resource depletion, escalating mining & drilling costs, species die-offs, emptying aquifers, declining energy yields and the like are increasingly pitting the world's 7 billion people (soon to be 9 billion before 2050) against each other in competition for the remaining biomass and minerals that make industry possible.

As a result, massive changes to our way of life are in store. No matter where each of us lives.

This brand-new video shines a bright light on these trends and the risks we face as a result. But it also offers hope. If we take action now, while there's still time, there's much we can do not only to reduce our personal vulnerability to these threats, but also to step into this new future with newfound optimism:

The above video is a condensation of the 4.5-hour long full Crash Course video series. The data and analysis underlying the material represent over a decade of intensive research and study. Over that decade, its forecasts have proved increasingly validated by events like the collapse of the housing bubble in 2007, the 2008 credit crisis and the anemic 'recovery' since, oil prices persistently over $100 per barrel, the five-fold rise in gold prices, and many other symptoms of an unsustainable world economy reaching its failure point. Sadly, the risks warned of in this video are very real, and they are arriving now.

Once you've finished watching the video, please share it with those whom you think would most benefit from it. The more people we wake up to its message, the more hands we'll have supporting us today in planning for tomorrow.

With thanks,

Chris Martenson PhD & Adam Taggart

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  23 Comments

Jun 24, 2014 - 1:38pm

The Cereal Man

I wonder if somewhere, in a basement far, far away, the CerealMan is scheming a way to pester and stalk Chris until he figures out how, from where and in what subject Chris received his PhD...

lakedweller2
Jun 24, 2014 - 1:46pm

Duke

nuerotoxocology

Grublux
Jun 24, 2014 - 2:02pm

Thurd

That's all. Sweet...

Occasnltrvlr
Jun 24, 2014 - 2:13pm

Turd, I Had Forgotten...

...All about that - thanks for the humorous reminder!

Dagney Taggart
Jun 24, 2014 - 2:19pm

Fifth

Bye.

ag1969
Jun 24, 2014 - 2:39pm

Turd

Yeah I wonder... That is freakin hilarious!! LMAO

Edit: And might I add, that the outcome of that query has a tremendous impact on whether or not there is manipulation. Forward!

SquibLoad
Jun 24, 2014 - 2:43pm

Re: CerealMan

Don't look back Turd. Once a well considered decision is made, follow through without ever looking back.

SS121
Jun 24, 2014 - 3:38pm

Ponzis, scams, hoaxes etc, all end the same way.

NOT because of glitches or failings in their inner-workings, but at the unveiling of their true nature.

The privately owned "silver chart", fed by data from "NOBODY knows exactly where", directly controls the price of every physical Silver transaction on planet Earth. Gold chart, same thing.

tmosley
Jun 24, 2014 - 3:59pm

Malthusian thinking has

Malthusian thinking has always, and will always paint an incorrect picture of the future.

Sorry Chris, the world won't be ending because of peak oil or peak anything else, except maybe peak government misappropriation of the economy.

Get the government out of the way, and we will have practically unlimited power in less than a decade from thorium.

Thorium: An energy solution - THORIUM REMIX 2011
cliff 567
Jun 24, 2014 - 4:21pm

If aught else listen to the 12 - 48 min section.

Great video for the mechanically minded. thanks Turd.

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