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Friday, February 12, 2010

Peak Oil Primer for the St. Patricks Day 2010 forum on Peak Oil

From the ASPOVIDEO channel on YouTube

ASPO.TV News - Acknowledging the Reality of Peak Oil (November 22nd. 2009)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Peak Oil primer for the March 2010 forum (2)

This 49 minute video from Transition Towns explains some of the concepts regarding "Peak Oil"

In Transition 1.0 from Transition Towns on Vimeo.

This link to Transition Sydney is provided to clarify how some people in New South Wales are anticipating Peak Oil.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Peak Oil Primer for the proposed March 2010 forum

Peak Oil refers to the stage in human development where the demand for oil (and fossil fuels) starts to exceed supply. Although oil and fossil fuels will not run out it has been stated that these once common resources will become harder to mine and extract. Fossil fuels are employed in everything from transport to agriculture. In Cuba it was observed that one of the first casualties from their reliance on oil from the former Soviet Union was agriculture which depends on pesticides and fertiliser based on petro-chemical products.

Is it alarmist to describe "Peak Oil" as "the end of civilisation as we know it ?" Some appear to believe that it is. This video is from YouTube and expresses an alarmist perspective.

Peak Oil is also discussed in Usenet (posted 14th. May 2009