Running on empty? The peak oil debate
Wouldn’t it be funny if we spent so long arguing about what to do about climate change that we ran out of cheap oil first? No, it wouldn't really, it would be catastrophic. But given the government's delay in producing an Energy White Paper and the steady backsliding on the need to actually reduce our greenhouse gas emissions in Australia it is not beyond the realms of possibility. Even the usually optimistic International Energy Agency (IEA) is starting to sound a little nervous.
To read the Dr David Ingles' opinion piece The dirty topic of peak oil: get ready to reduce your reliance, published on Crikey, click here
To read the paper, click here