Peak Oil and Politicians

Truthout's Environment Editor Kelpie Wilson writes: "It has somehow been 'not polite' to talk about limits to growth. Today, despite skyrocketing oil prices, most politicians still avoid the term 'peak oil.' Most of the media still treat peak oil advocates with skepticism, using epithets like 'fringe' and 'so-called' to describe peak oil theory."

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/051708A.shtml

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Why Dems and Republicans are afraid of two words: Peak oil

AlterNet
by Kelpie Wilson

05/22/08

Today, despite skyrocketing oil prices, most politicians still avoid the term ‘peak oil.’ Most of the media still treat peak oil advocates with skepticism, using epithets like ‘fringe’ and ’so-called’ to describe peak oil theory. To be clear, peak oil is often misunderstood. The date that the world reaches peak oil is not the date we actually run out, but the date that we stop increasing production. This is followed by a ‘plateau’ where oil production is flat. Eventually, oil production will decline. Even a plateau is a big problem for a world economy that is based on growth...

http://www.alternet.org/environment/85841/


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