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Politics and Peak Energy Have we Reached the Tipping Point ^ | 03/22/2010 | John Howe

Posted on 03/22/2010 5:35:12 PM PDT by bananaman22

Economic success, growth, and an affluent (happy) consumer lifestyle directly depend on an abundance of inexpensive energy. Conversely, the quantity and type of energy consumed can have a very adverse effect on the surrounding environment and world ecological balance. It then follows that politics, the subject of governing civilized societies, is also directly dependent on the common denominator of energy, just at a time that we are facing the imminent and terminal decline of our prime energy source, oil, and ultimately all finite fossil fuels.

Yet, the advocates of different positions, for instance, climate change (man made or not), or economic development and stimulus proposals based on continued growth, do not factor in the difficult, if not impossible, transition and immense challenges facing us as we enter the second half and decline of the short, two-hundred year fossil energy age. Without energy to make things happen, nothing grows, moves to a new place, or expands. Bodies wither and die, civilizations contract and collapse. Yet there are leaders and experts who would lead us to believe otherwise or that “finite” does not mean what it says. Oil supplies about 40% of our total energy and fuels 90% of our transportation. In addition, we’ve come to depend on thousands of petroleum-based products from lubricants to plastics. There may be “plenty left”, but it’s getting harder to find and steadily more expensive in terms of input energy and wealth required for extraction from remaining unconventional sources. Full article at: Politics and Peak Energy

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: america; energy; fossilfuels; peakoil; politics

1 posted on 03/22/2010 5:35:12 PM PDT by bananaman22
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2 posted on 03/22/2010 5:37:07 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: bananaman22

If by “peak energy,” they mean a statist created energy shortage, then yup. If by “peak energy” they mean we are running out of recoverable oil, then this is 100% bunk.

3 posted on 03/22/2010 5:43:23 PM PDT by piytar (Ammo is hard to find! Bought some lately? Please share where at
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“100% bunk.”

At least 99.44% pure bunk.

4 posted on 03/22/2010 5:49:27 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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At least 99.44% pure bunk.

Don't soft soap your replies.

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5 posted on 03/22/2010 6:05:21 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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