Some coverage has been given recently to a report ‘leaked’ early September from the German military about the implications of peak oil. The article by Stefan Schultz in Der Spiegel is:
‘Peak Oil’ and the German Government
Now this discussion has moved from mailing lists to The Age business pages. Both are worth reading, both say it is time we start to deal with the realities of our changing resources and climate. The loss of cheap oil and the disruptions of wilder weather will shake our fundamental securities. The related issue of human conflict over diminishing security has to be dealt with also.
Two examples are New Orleans after Katrina and Pakistan after the floods. If Victorians fare better it will be due to their decent goverance. Overall however, Australia is not meeting these challenges squarely, as David Ingles from the Australia Institute points out:
Let’s hope our refreshed government is reading these reports and paying attenion.