Eating Fossil Fuels

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Paperback: 125 pages
Author: Dale Allen Pfeiffer
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0865715653
ISBN-13: 978-0865715653
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches

The miracle of the Green Revolution was made possible by cheap fossil fuels to supply crops with artificial fertilizer, pesticides, and irrigation. Estimates of the net energy balance of agriculture in the United States show that ten calories of hydrocarbon energy are required to produce one calorie of food. Such an imbalance cannot continue in a world of diminishing hydrocarbon resources.