Peak Oil News: David Suzuki comes out swinging

Friday, February 04, 2005

David Suzuki comes out swinging


Suzuki's starkest message involved the concept of peak oil, the point in time where all of the easily accessible fossil fuels will have been discovered, after which oil supplies will rapidly deplete. The post-peak oil world will see suburbs, commuting, large houses and long distance food transport becoming impossibly expensive. "Some experts believed that we had hit peak oil in 2004. Others said, ‘No, you're crazy, we'll hit it in 2006 or 2007.' It's undeniable, it's here. The good news is that there are alternatives. The bad is that we still stick to our ruts and our old ways," said Suzuki. He claimed that Canada could be a fully sustainable country by 2030 provided it followed proper goals immediately. He cited European countries as examples for Canada to follow.


At 5:05 PM, February 04, 2005, Blogger John Murney said...

I have a tremendous amount of respect for Suzuki, but I think he is optimistic.
The reality is no one is a position of power is being direct and straight with us.
When the world begins to run out of oil, the price at the pump will skyrocket with no explanation.
This will lead to civil disobedience, and the collapse of the established order.
Anarchy will be the final result, and it won't be pretty...


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