Thursday, September 6, 2012
Peak Oil and Economy
Found these movies on Cruel Crude's blog (in Swedish), they are all made by the Post Carbon Institute and all of them touch pretty much the subjects we were speaking about in class yesterday. How fossil fuel uses, economic growth and politics are all entervened. Basically the formula for economic growth has worked well as we have had cheap oil, however, as the oil and other resources on the planet are finite, it is not a reasonable option for a future economy. So the sooner we start preparing for a transition, the better. It's just a shame the politicians seems to be stuck still in a fossil fuel world and economical growth thinking! Here's the short version:
Here's the little bit longer version and a historical background of fossil fuels:
However, if you want to learn more about the subject and why there probably not is a cheap alterntive to oil to keep the economy and our lifestyle up and running in the future (in any case it is not ecologically sound either to keep using resources as we are). I think this longer video (30 min) might be worth looking at.
P.S. did you remember it's no make-up day today? I've been at home all day so even if I forgot, I haven't had any make-up on, convenient!