Peak Oil, Energy and Climate Change
"Shell estimates that after 2015 supplies of easy-to-access oil and gas will no longer keep up with demand." Mr van der Verr, Chief ... all » Executive. Shell Oil
When the Chief Exec of a major oil company says that, it's time to sit up, think, and take action.
David Strahan, author of The Last Oil Shock; journalist; filmmaker and reporter (BBC's Money Programme, Horizon), explains the back-story to Peak Oil and the impact declining supplies will pose for modern man waking up to a climate change dawn.
Imagine life without energy? Now try life without energy in a world of climate change!
With the price of oil now regularly breaching $100/barrel - and the knock-on impact to food prices and production that has (to finger just one life essential) - coupled with recent crop failures in the major grain-producing countries, (resulting in worldwide shortages of wheat); it's time, surely, to take the hint that life's infrastructure is uncomfortably changing.
Whilst we still have the ability. we have to try and cushion the upheavals heading our way by adapting our economic and cultural infrastructure now.
We go over the reasons experts predict imminent declining oil production and the ramifications for petroleum man. We also examine some of the heavily promoted solutions in development today, such as:
Biofuels (dangerous); technology (delusional); carbon sequestration (when?); coal (carbon emmissions); tar sands (ouch!) etc...
This conversation is slanted towards the UK's new army of Domestic Energy Assessors but there is nothing said that can't be understood by all; there's no technical jargon, in other words.
This production was originally a podcast but I've added open source film footage and notes to the dialogue for context and depth. Please feel free to add your own.
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