I saw the picture and took the link to Amazon.com for the book needed by so many, "Solar Power Your Home for Dummies". It seems mainly an ad for the DVD about the coming crises to cities, and a call to move out of them and become self-sufficient in the country. I did to escape and have been on solar power 12 years and built my own Earthship, which is not mentioned. Many people have moved out to the rural areas, but very few give a hoot about the future and going solar/wind powered. There were 150 homes here in 1997, and now over 600, with limited mountain fissure water that people just don't understand, and I am the only one with solar power and an Earthship. One other is still incomplete here from 1995, the family moved in illegally and the "man" was too lazy to finish it, and they got kicked out with the tire house being condemned. I have a year's supply of food, plenty of ammo, and firewood.
The threat to the cities from overpopulation effects will drive many to rob and kill, and out marauding into the nearby countryside. The people here will run out and be a threat, too.
Very few have supplies stockpiled, and there are probably not more than 20 solar electric homes in this county of 20,000 and five Earthships, and one straw bale house. Pretty sickening how few care about the future, their own included, or the environment. Even the can do spirit and seasonal canning work that used to be done by my mother and grandmother is gone for most. There isn't enough game animals left so the few who are lucky get drawn in a lottery. It is a pity, because I grew up on wild game and fish. Even the pristine mountain lakes carry a warning on how many trout to eat because of mercury from Chinese coal power plants that has settled across the continental divide.
"With every decision, think seven generations ahead of the consequences of your actions" Ute rule of life.
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children”
― Chief Seattle