Daibutsu, Kamakura

Daibutsu, Kamakura
Daibutsu in Kamakura, June 2010. There were thousands of school kids visiting that day. It was still great fun.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Peak Oil

Here is a really good article from the Los Angeles Times regarding the debate about whether we have reached the peak of the world's oil supply. One of the reasons the oil trading market has gone crazy driving up the cost of a barrel of oil and the cost of gasoline is this fear of future oil supplies.

Here is a good quote from the article:

Tyson Slocum, director of the energy program at Public Citizen, a Washington-based consumer group, doesn't care when the peak will come.

"We should be planning as though we're there," he said, "because from a national interest standpoint, from an economic standpoint and from an environmental standpoint, our dependence on oil, whether it comes from California or Saudi Arabia, is unsustainable."

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting this, Peak Oil should be on the front page of every newspaper this summer... Public Citizen is a great US campaign organization, I respect their work a lot.

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  2. Thank you Martin.
    Yes, I think more people should realize that oil will not be a nasic part of life forever and we should start at least changing our mindset about that.

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  3. Thank you for the post. Peak oil is something we all need to be discussing. Whether the day we hit the "peak" was yesterday or will be tomorrow, it's a certainty. The sooner we realize this, the sooner we will be able to stop living so selfishly and extravagantly.

    Every drop of oil I use is one less drop for someone else.

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  4. Thank you for the comment. I agree. Even if you just start making little changes, at least it's a start.

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  5. Oil...aahhh yes the conspiracy continues

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  6. @Jamaipanese.
    People are blind to the cult of oil I guess.

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