Monday, August 07, 2006

Peak Oil

Call me an escapist but in these days of meaningless slaughter I prefer to think of the looming apocalypise, which has nothing to do with soliders, borders, rockets or bombs.

"We all see the petroleum economy as the fundamental linchpin of our present democratic society. As cheap oil/energy/gas quietly fades into history, lives around the world will indeed change.

"This real and tangible crisis of supply and demand is now inevitable. Whether the coming crisis arrives in six months or in four years, whether the crisis arrives in a slow, secular fashion or as a cataclysmic "shock," our purpose is the same: we are here to raise awareness of the reality of the current problem and to attempt to address the real issues that are often hidden by political pandering."

It's from the Oil Drum, which looks like a good, informed site. They put Peak Oil at 2005+-4.5. That's bad news. Get your vegetables patch ready.

Unrelated, for those who missed the Guardian's excellent report about soy, read it here. Not for vegans only: as they make clear, whether you know it or not, you're probably eating soy in some sort every day. Bad for you, bad for your fellow humans, bad for the planet.


waiting for the barbarians said...

Interesting and disturbing links. I am looking suspiciously at my veggie sausages now!

The Letter N said...

damn it! and just when i was getting addicted to a new brand of soy milk. well, i am sending this off to my best friend right now. today she was trying to convince me that flouride damages the thyroid and she is going flouride-free, and if this article is right about soy's damage to the thyroid, she should go soy-free too.