Thursday, September 24, 2009
A Very Tough Ride to a Post-Oil Economy
Check out this opinion piece on our impending energy choices in Salon.com, or the original article at TomDispatch.com. The websites are political, but the data and the discussion seem pretty on target from a geological point of view. It is sobering stuff; our energy choices over the next 30 years are pretty challenging, and the changeover to a post-oil economy is not going to be easy. The recession/depression we are experiencing is putting a damper on oil use; when the economy improves, oil prices will rise too. A lot. It sure would be nice if politicians could see further than their next election, and if they could make some hard choices instead of the politically expedient ones. We are being poorly served as it stands now.