Peak Oil – Politics, Geopolitics, and Choke Points (137)

aspo-usa_notice.jpgpm137_150.jpgThese four presentations were taped at the ASPO-USA 2008 conference. Morey Wolfson shows a stunning Google Earth presentation of oil’s planetary transportation Choke Points, primarily in the middle east.

Jeff Vail discusses how our energy future is not controlled solely by what’s possible economically, technologically and geologically but, equally importantly, geopolitically. He notes we will increasingly produce less because of geopolitical problems——as in Nigeria, Iraq, and elsewhere.

Editor Tom Whipple discusses two significant publications available free on the website and through email subscription: daily Peak Oil News and the weekly Peak Oil Review. He describes how oil scarcity is already being felt in island nations and other less-developed countries.

Connecticut State Legislator Terry Backer provides sound advice on how to get a peak oil resolution through a legislative body: through someone experienced in getting legislation introduced, and by speaking the language of legislators. He succeeded in his state by framing peak oil within economic issues and government’s responsibilities to the people of his state. Episode 137.

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  1. exMachinaSomnium says:

    Thanks for the great tape of some highlights of the ASPO conference! Itss great you’ve made the opinions of the experts widely available.

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