School ended for me a couple of weeks ago. It’s a glorious thing to feel fancy free again.
Of course, I’m not quite as fancy free as I’ve previously been. If you’re anything like me, you might feel similarly. There are a number of heavy issues that have been bouncing around my brain. Perhaps most urgent is that of “peak oil.” I firmly believe that there is far too little honest conversation going on about our oil consumption in the corporate political news game. I’ve blogged about peak oil previously and you can read it here.
So, I recently discovered this valuable resource: Energy bulletin click here. This is a news aggregating site with a specific focus on peak oil/resource depletion and sustainability related issues. There are literally thousands of articles documented on this site addressing fossil fuels and their contributions to global warming/climate change, dating back to 2004.
Most geologists date peak oil to 2005 so the good people at Energy Bulletin have been well atop their research for 7 years already. They have all you could ever want to know about perhaps one of our most vital problems. I suppose a word of warning is also in order: If peak oil is new to you and thought your way of life would never change, then it is time for your wake up call. The news you’ll read on Energy Bulletin is daunting – but its not all doom and gloom. There are some wonderfully creative and intelligent people out there in the world that are working diligently to raise awareness, educate, and inspire people into action.
The time for humanity to get off of fossil fuels has come. Our technology is already at a level that can provide us with the amount of energy we desire, but we’ll probably have to make some significant lifestyle sacrifices before we can get there.
Perhaps it is simply a question of how attached we are to reality as we know it?
Anyway, how about a song…