Friday, 30 October 2009

Heinberg - The Bigger Picture of Energy Depletion

Video education series continues.

This is required watching for anybody wanting to understand energy-economy-prosperity links and the overall picture of our predicament. Videos 10 minutes each.

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

91 - 86 - 90

8 minutes:

The numbers apply to other countries beyond USA. 86Mbd is incidentally the same amount of oil flow that many drilling engineers and now many oil analysts are saying is the ceiling.

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Doom Porn #2 - Michael Ruppert & Collapse

Michael Ruppert is a controversial figure and it is advised to take anything he says with a hefty dosage of salt. With that said, he can be an effective conveyor of doom porn and once one gets past the emotional reaction, it is possible to peek into possible worlds - even if highly improbable.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Peak Oil Studies Galore

While the rest of the world worries about the strength of this recovery (of gluttonous over-consumption), the researchers have been busy. Looking at something that might kill the recovery for several years, if not decades to come.

"An increasing number of experts and commentators warn that the era of cheap oil
is over and that an oil crunch is likely within the next decade. An oil crunch would fundamentally threaten the way our city operates with challenges to transport, healthcare, food distribution, social cohesion, public services and other sectors."
"The priority recommendation is the need for international recognition of the underlying fundamental problems that equate to an imminent oil supply crunch. It is hard to see how efective solutions can be developed until there is widespread recognition of the problem."

"we suggest that a peak of conventional oil production before 2030 appears likely and there is a significant risk of a peak before 2020. Given the lead times required to both develop substitute fuels and improve energy efficiency, this risk needs to be given serious consideration."

Translation: get off yer arse and start working towards solutions!

Monday, 19 October 2009

Preparing for A Post Peak Living

Three videos, c. 10 mins. Each. Highly recommended for newcomers or as a refresh on Peak Oil and it's potential effects: