Sunday, April 11, 2010

Dealing with peak oil will NOT be fun

Especially if we don't plan for it.  And trust me on this, there is no planning going on that in any way matches the scale of the problem.
After Peak Oil, Are We Heading Towards Social Collapse?
Emily Spence
Recently, Glen Sweetnam, director of the International, Economic and Greenhouse Gas division of the Energy Information Administration at the DoE, announced that worldwide oil availability had reached a "plateau". However, his statement was not made known through a major U.S. mainstream media outlet. Instead, it was covered in France's "Le Monde."
One could assume that the U.S. assessment of the oil decline was exposed through this particular publication perhaps due to some arrangement that Barack Obama made with Nicolas Sarkozy. (Maybe it is an indirect way to alert the French while keeping most Americans still in the dark on the topic so that the later bunch can ignorantly carry onward as usual. After all, no unsettling prognosis should disturb their slow return into shopoholic ways that keep the economy, particularly China's on which the U.S. federal government depends for loans, going strong.) more
And one of the human activities directly threatened by peak oil.

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