- vii, 126 pages : colour illustrations ; 21 cm
- Contents: Introduction: Energy and history -- Energy futures -- Climate change and peak oil -- Descent scenarios -- Interpreting the scenarios -- Conclusion.Includes bibliographical references (p. -126)Summary: "In 'Future scenarios', permaculture co-originator and leading sustainability innovator David Holmgren shows us what the future might look like in the generations-long era of energy descent that faces us - and also tells us how to adapt to the cultural, political, agricultural, and economic implications of two forces that will shape the future: peak oil and climate change. 'Future scenarios' depicts four very different futures. Each is a permutation of mild or destructive climate change, combined with either slow or severe energy declines. Probable futures, explains Holmgren, range from the relatively benign "green tech" scenario to the near catastrophic "lifeboats" scenario." -- book cover.