“The reality that our society is currently refusing to face, Kunstler says, is that time is just about up for industrial civilization as we have known it. Kunstler’s thesis is straightforward: Malthus was right, but cheap oil has postponed the day of reckoning, creating a century-long ‘artificial bubble of plenitude’ and generating a host of intractable problems partly or entirely related to our prolonged energy spending spree.”
The review then goes on to point out that the last chapter suggests some areas will fare better in the aftermath. One area is the Pacific Northwest. That’s the eponymous Ecotopia.