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PEAK oil may force farmers to change the way they farm and where they export, according to Sydney University Agriculture and Environment senior lecturer Dr Lindsay Campbell.

  PEAK oil may force farmers to change the way they farm and where they export, according to Sydney University Agriculture and Environment senior lecturer Dr Lindsay Campbell. Mr Campbell believes farmers will face an increase in the price of chemicals, nitrogen, phosphate and freight costs, caused by increasing energy costs stemming from peak oil. [...]

Our political leaders, economists and captains of industry haven’t really cottoned on, blinded by the growth story

Where are we going as a culture?

TT Business – The Northwest & the cradle of the Industrial Revolution.. does it understand the next one?

Today we have an important presentation by Richard Branson followed by an Interview with Telegraph business reported Ambrose Evans-Pritchard and then an interview with Chris Martenson that pulls all this together. In February 2010, a group of business leaders (including Richard Branson) came together to issue the UK government a warning: we’ve had the credit crisis, [...]

Colin Campbell’s Response to the Guardian IEA Reporting November 20, 2009 by Dr. Colin Campbell

  http://aspoireland.org/2009/11/20/ieawhistleblowerresponse/

Will the impact of peak oil be sudden and dramatic?

Richard Heinberg of the post carbon institute talks about adapting at city wide scale.

Hirsch Report – peak oil

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hirsch_report

America will have 50% less oil within 8 years

The race is on to drill the Arctic and pay the high prices or change behavior, conserve what’s left and design local economies? Video of a spirited debate on peak oil between John Hofmeister (Shell) and Ted Patzek (University of Texas and ASPO-USA). The former president of Shell Oil Company debated Tad Patzek, Chair, Dept. [...]

How You Can Tell That The Peak Oil Debate Is (Almost) Over

By Kurt Cobb 20 February, 2012 Resource Insights Protestations in the mainstream media that we need not worry about a peak in the rate of world oil production anytime soon are suddenly coming fast and furious. As a result, I was reminded both of Shakespeare and Gandhi. http://www.countercurrents.org/cobb200212.htm

Why Do Political And Economic Leaders Deny Peak Oil And Climate Change?

By Alice Friedemann 21 February 2012 EnergySkeptic Since there’s nothing that can be done about climate change, because there’s no scalable alternative to fossil fuels, I’ve always wondered why politicians and other leaders, who clearly know better, feel compelled to deny it. I think it’s for exactly the same reasons you don’t hear them talking [...]

Researchers Argue Peak Oil Is Here, Bringing Permanent Volatility

January 26, 2012 |  6:30 am By John Timmer, Ars Technica The global production of oil has remained relatively flat since 2005 and peaked in 2008, declining ever since even as demand has continued to increase. The result has been wild fluctuations in the price of oil as small changes in demand set off large shocks [...]