Ktke's new book brilliantly integrates the best contemporary research into a compelling argument on the inevitable collapse of the consumer empire. The argument presented is not a fuzzy doomsday prophecy but rather a strong fact-based prediction that will leave the reader awestruck. Equally brilliant, however, is the "solution" that is offered. The solution offered is not wedded to "high tech" fantasies that will invite further mindless consumption of scarce resources. The author carefully outlines a new culture based on self-sufficient eco-villages, a concept that is gathering momentum and will allow a sustainable transition from the collapse of the consumer empire. This book delivers an important message for anyone ready to come to grips with the impending industrial collapse.