Friday, February 6, 2009

The Bartlett Presentation on Peak Oil: Peak Oil and The Threat to Technological Civilization Made Explicable

In March of 2005, Republican Congressman Roscoe Bartlett of Maryland delivered a presentation to the U.S. Congress outlining the risks, costs, and mitigation of the effects of Peak Oil, or the imminent peaking of global oil production, and what it means for our economy, our standard of living, and our ability to continue to live with a reasonable degree of technological amenity. Many people out here don't really grasp just how costly and destructive to daily life the drop off the peak could be, and will be if we don't take steps to mitigate the effects of the decline. I like Mr. Bartlett's presentation because he explains it in easy-to-understand terms, so I'm printing his presentation in its entirety below.

Mr. Bartlett speaks:

Peak Oil Presentation in the US Congress

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