'User's Guide to Industrial Age' to be featured on local access channel 30
John Michael Greer, author of “The Long Descent: A User's Guide to the End of the Industrial Age,” will be interviewed on the next Peak Moment program on cable channel 30, WCKN, on Feb. 7 and 8 at 7 p.m.
Greer sees history as cyclic: civilizations rise and fall. Like others, ours is exhausting its resource base. He says cheap energy is over; decline is here, but the descent will be a long one. It’s too late to maintain the status quo by swapping energy sources. How to deal with this predicament? He lays out ideas, possibilities, and potentials, including reconnecting with natural and human capacities pushed aside by industrial life.The Peak Moment programs air every week at 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday on WCKN, exploring locally reliant living for challenging times. The programs are underwritten locally by The Center for Excellence in Communication at Clarkson University and the Seymour Family of Potsdam.