The Twilight of Abundance

Baby boomers enjoyed the most benign period in human history.  The superpower nuclear standoff gave us fifty years of relative peace.  We had cheap energy from an inherent over-supply of oil.  Grain supply increased faster than population growth. And the climate warmed due to the highest level of solar activity for eight thousand years.  All those trends are now reversing. We are now in the twilight of that age of abundance.  My new book, The Twilight of Abundance, had its beginning almost a decade ago.  In 2005, I was asked to replicate the work of a German scientist in climate.  When I set out in climate science, I thought if I made it to the US Senate, to give testimony or the like, that would be as far as I could ever get and I would be happy.  Thanks to Myron Ebell of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, I made it to the US Senate in 2011 to give a lecture on climate in a Senate hearing room. Some progress was made in climate science...(Read Full Article)