Importance of Peak Oil and Climate Change in the mainstream press

A journalist publishing on the The Times (UK) blog made a

short post recently with the subject “Peak OIl – Yikes” and included this important graph of the effect of the decline in “Energy Return on Energy Invested” as the total supply declines:

Net Oil Production Graph

This is what makes Transition so crucially important.

Meanwhile, the Independent published an article this week

titled “The planet’s future: Climate change ‘will cause civilisation to collapse’” – but with some good news:

“The good news is that the global financial crisis and climate change planning may be helping humanity to move from its often selfish, self-centred adolescence to a more globally responsible adulthood… Many perceive the current economic disaster as an opportunity to invest in the next generation of greener technologies, to rethink economic and development assumptions, and to put the world on course for a better future.”

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