Thursday, 19 March 2009

"Why this is not the 1980s" - Matt Simmons Interview

Very interesting 43 minutes, going back 16 years and comparing the oil price dips of the 80s and 90s to that of last year.

If you are to understand why this is not the 80s in regards to oil, you need to see this.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Video of the day - Natural World - A Farm for the Future


Rebecca Hosking investigates how to transform her family's farm in Devon into a low energy farm to prepare for Peak Oil. Lot's of good stuff on farming, food production and oil dependency.

Monday, 9 March 2009

Tidbit of the day - Drinking Oil

"From start to finish, bottled water consumes between 1100 and 2000 times more energy on average than does tap water.

U.S. bottled-water consumption in 2007 required an energy input equivalent to 32 million to 54 million barrels of oil. Global energy demand for bottled water is three times that amount.

To put that energy use into perspective, Gleick says to imagine that each bottle is up to one-quarter full of oil."

" - Gleick & Cooley, Environmental Research Letters, 3/2009