peak oil becoming de facto
- Found this in the flyer that gets tucked into my electric bill each month
(and seen by at least one or two million fellow customers). After briefly
discussing the accomplishments of the first hundred years of Seattle City
Light the superintendent Jorge Carrasco goes on to comment about future
"We have different challenges, but they are no less daunting:
"- We must build a new energy strategy in the face of global warming,
escalating energy prices , and the predicted end to the era of fossil fuels.
"- In the face of unprecedented technological change, we must be open to
new ideas and new technologies that will fundamentally change the way energy
is produced and transported.
"- Finally, in the face of enormous pressure on our environment, we will
have to make sure our legacy is not only measured by the power we produce,
but by the environment we hand over to other generations."
Wow. A realistic and sober assessment of our predicament from someone at
the top of 'the establishment' is refreshing to see, but it was the
'predicted end to the era of fossil fuels' that caught my eye. Predicted by
who? ExxonMobil? Michael Lynch? George W. Bush?
This would seem to support the speculation I've seen on this list that Peak
Oil, Climate Chaos and Ecosystem Collapse will quietly become 'de facto' and
the vociferous deniers of same will suddenly change their tune and start
acting like they were the ones who were predicting it was going to happen