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By M. Larsson

Over the following couple of years political and monetary energy will movement towards participants, businesses and international locations which are capable of use power in a extra effective approach. This publication describes this problem and provides a fashion ahead wherein we may possibly in attaining the aim of elevated power potency within the various components that have to swap.

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In order to drive home the argument that a large-scale effort to transform energy systems is both realistic and could benefit society, we will take a closer look at three, by any standards, amazing successes of large-scale American projects. We can learn many things both from the effort by the United States in the Second World War to become the “arsenal of democracy” and from the space program, which, among other things, put a man on the Moon in 1969. The Marshall Plan, which was developed by the US Foreign Secretary, George Marshall, after the Second World War, in order to assist the free nations of Europe, in their efforts to recover from the war, will also be discussed.

5 HOW TO AVOID DISASTER AND SUCCESSFULLY ARRIVE IN A PROSPEROUS FUTURE When we, as a society, contemplate the prospect of changing society into a more sustainable future and lifestyle, it is easy to underestimate the challenge. At present the public debate shows signs of this. Despite the fact that the former Vice President of the United States Al Gore has received large amounts of well-earned publicity and an Academy Award for his book and film An Inconvenient Truth, and a Nobel Prize for his work to increase awareness of the challenges ahead of us, little urgency among policy makers, companies and the general public could be noticed.

Society will break down and we may see a repetition of the experiences of the Middle Ages, when villages closed in on themselves and trade and ideas’ exchange with the rest of the world broke off. 3 Example of a Proponent of This Scenario James Howard Kunstler is, probably, the most prominent proponent of this scenario. In his book The Long Emergency – Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century, he paints a very dystopic picture of the future, and apparently, while driving his car in the New England countryside, he can already picture himself in his dystopic future setting.

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