After Peak Oil
- Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
German philosopher (1844 - 1900)
It seems that we are currently in one of the epochs so eloquently described by Nietzsche. We are at, or very close to, the crest of oil production and consumption. However, we are collectively pretending that the future will be much the same as the past, only better.
Are you confused by the "Credit Crisis"? I suggest that you take a look at these videos to start with: Chris Martenson I think that for most readers, that should give you a taste for what is detailed below.
I suggest that you look at some of the following sites so as to begin to comprehend where we are at the moment:
- ASPO - The Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas
- The Oil Drum - discussions about energy and out future
- The Automatic Earth - why will not have the finances to solve this problem
- Energy bulletin - energy news from around the world
- Falls Church News and Tom Whipple - excellent articles by an ex-CIA man about peak oil
- Dmitry Orlov - a comparison between the collapse of the URSS and that of the USA
- Kunstler blog - good on suburbs and lifestyle and dumb on international and politics
- From The Wilderness - good on conspiracies
- Wolf at the door - a beginner's guide to Peak oil
- Peak Oil Blogspot - generally useful
- Paul Chefurka - Oil Depletion and Economic Instability
The following is recommended reading:
The following is recommended viewing:
- Twilight in the Desert by Matthew R. Simmons, Wiley, 2005
- A century of War by William Engdahl, Pluto Press, 2004
- The Party's Over by Richard Heinberg, NSP, 2005
- The Long Emergency by James Howard Kunstler, Grove Press, 2006
- The Structures of Everyday Life: The Limits of the Possible (3 volumes) by Fernand Braudel, University of California Press, 1992
- THE END OF SUBURBIA: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of The American Dream Featuring:
James Howard Kunstler, Peter Calthorpe, Michael Klare, Richard Heinberg, Matthew Simmons, Mike Ruppert, JulianDarley,Colin Campbell, Kenneth Deffeyes, Ali Samsam Bakhtiari and Steve Andrews., 2005
I shall continue adding to this website as time goes on.