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Peak Oil Perspectives

Posts published by “Peak Oil Perspectives”

POP believes that the problem posed by the imminent peaking of global oil production is something warranting serious attention.

The group is made up of a small yet diverse group that brings together theoretical skills on geology, economics and strategy, with practical application of alternative lifestyle choices.

POP is dedicated to raising awareness of "peak oil", its likely impacts on South African society and the possible solutions to living in an energy reduced future.

The contributors are all members of ASPO-SA

What will it take to save the world?

By Roger Diamond Well, let’s just first check that the world needs saving: is this a valid question and one that we should be asking?…

Burning to death in fortresses

By Roger Diamond Jared Diamond (no relation) says something along the lines of “You will have the privilege of being the last person to die”…

Let’s go straight to number one

What is the obsession with mediocrity? Compromise! Middling, equivocal, moderated and ultimately ineffectual solutions. There is only so much oil under the ground, and the…

All aboard for doomsday!

By Roger Diamond There is a train moving across the countryside and we are all on board. Somewhere, ahead on the tracks is a bridge…

Why should I warn you if you won’t listen?

By Roger Diamond If I tell you there is a storm predicted for tomorrow night that is going to blow your roof off, you’ll listen.…

Climate change being blamed for too much

By Roger Diamond According to a recent news article in the Guardian (UK), parts of the Nile Delta are being flooded by rising sea levels.…

Manage your expectations, not the future

We all have expectations of what our future could be like, but where do these come from and how true are they? The most obvious…

Peak oil: Should I be worried?

By Roger Diamond Imagine one of those fine hotel buffets, with lots of food and places to sit, drinks to order and generally a good…

The kind of disaster everybody wants

By Roger Diamond There’s something about being in trouble together, a binding force that brings people together, a mutual challenge or a common enemy. It…