Peak Oil, the Loch Ness Monster and Energy Descent
Original article: http://transitionculture.org/?p=220

One Response to “Peak Oil, the Loch Ness Monster and Energy Descent.”

  1. Davie Says:
    February 10th, 2006 at 5:50 pm

    I agree, the issue of Peak Oil will very quickly become as accepted as concepts such as ‘global warming’ or ‘climate change’, and we will not have to go into the details of peak each time we speak. This will allow us to get down to, what excites me and probably most of the transition culture readers, how we respond..

    Although in the UK the Independent and Guardian newspapers and various TV shows have discussed the issue, here in Ireland there has been virtually nothing in the media. This week though all that changed. Each night on prime time national radio, on a show called ‘Five Seven Live’ there has been a special feature on ‘Peak Oil’. (It is archived on RTE’s site so you can find it easy enough.) There was Campbell, Simmons and Heinberg on our national airwaves, at the perfect time of day as probably 50% of the population are prisoners in their cars. Suddenly the awareness of Peak Oil is mainstream.

    So are we ‘Peakniks’ redundant? Not at all! Now we have to be ready for the onslaught of questions, to be able to dispel the myths, to be positive and show how this could be an opportunity and not the end of civilization as we know it. We, along with our family, our friends and our communities, need to get ready to live in a low energy world. Sustainability’s time has surely come.

    I agree with Rob lets not get hung up on the oil peak moment itself, lets focus on responses (not sure if there are solutions) and usher in ‘the great re-skilling’ because its time to ‘rethink everything.’

    Watch out for details of Convergence 11 – ‘Learning To Live With Less Fossil Fuel’ which takes place at the Cultivate Centre in Dublin from the 19th to the 23rd of April.
    See www.sustainable.ie/convergence