Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The peak oil brigade is leading us into bad policymaking on energy | Dieter Helm | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
One can't assume energy prices are going ever upwards. The real problem is there may be too much fossil fuel, not too little
Analysis: Are threats to the environment really exaggerated? | The Jakarta Post
Seems like they are. In the global battle for share of mind, one side is clearly winning. It isn’t the mainstream. Or rather, what used to be the mainstream not so long ago.
Power prices may rise if carbon tax repealed - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The electricity industry is warning power prices will have to go up if the Coalition carries out its threat to dismantle the carbon tax.
Q&A with Post-Carbon Institute's Richard Heinberg - BlueOregon
I do not envy Richard Heinberg. Imagine being a senior fellow of the Post Carbon Institute, and how frustrating it would be to have all of your research and warnings all but ignored by modern society, or perhaps receive only the slightest cosmetic attention from mass media and policy makers?
[Heinberg] Climate change is the hardest of the three, because we’ve already set in motion a process that has its own unstoppable momentum. Not only will the human economy be affected, but millions of other species, and for millennia and perhaps millions of years.

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