Post Carbon Board member Nate Hagen's recent talk in Salina was reported in the Hays Daily News. Nate was there by invitation of The Resliience Group, a local group working on regional responses to resource depletion.
From the article:
To cope, Hagens said people need to begin to think more locally and regionally, as global commerce needs cheap energy to function.More important, he said, is finding ways to be happy with less. One of his final slides depicted the correlation of wealth to happiness, and showed that after a certain point, acquiring more wealth doesn't really make one happier."The correlation isn't really there," he said. "We just think it is. Take this knowledge to improve your own life. Trick your brain, not to help the planet, but to help your own life. "