Peak Oil: Time to shut up as the conversation goes global

Okay, I officially don’t have to talk to anybody ever again about peak oil. Today U.K. energy minister Lord Hunt made the whole thing an official topic of front-table discussion:

Energy minister will hold summit to calm rising fears over peak oil

Lord Hunt calls UK industrialists together to discuss government response to any early onset of decline in global oil production

The Observer, March 21, 2010

This is being done, of course, in response to last month’s peak oil publicity uproar occasioned by a report from a research group helmed by Richard Branson, which said yes, peak oil is effectively right ahead of us, and we have to start preparing to mitigate the effects of declining global oil production now. It’s also in response to the warning from a whistleblower in the staid International Energy Agency who said late last year that, yes, the peak oil iceberg is dead ahead.

This Observer story will be followed in the foreseeable future by similar ones from around the world, including right here in the U.S. The conversation is now front and center. See you later; I’ll be talking about other things while continuing to listen and brace as best I can for the PO transformation that I’ve been studying and preparing for (both physically and psychologically) for some years now.

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About Matt Cardin

Teeming Brain founder and editor Matt Cardin is the author of DARK AWAKENINGS, DIVINATIONS OF THE DEEP, A COURSE IN DEMONIC CREATIVITY: A WRITER’S GUIDE TO THE INNER GENIUS, and the forthcoming TO ROUSE LEVIATHAN. He is also the editor of BORN TO FEAR: INTERVIEWS WITH THOMAS LIGOTTI and the academic encyclopedias MUMMIES AROUND THE WORLD, GHOSTS, SPIRITS, AND PSYCHICS: THE PARANORMAL FROM ALCHEMY TO ZOMBIES, and HORROR LITERATURE THROUGH HISTORY.

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