We Were Wrong on Peak Oil. There’s Enough to Fry Us All | Common Dreams

7 Jul

There is enough oil in the ground to deep-fry the lot of us, and no obvious means to prevail upon governments and industry to leave it in the ground. Twenty years of efforts to prevent climate breakdown through moral persuasion have failed, with the collapse of the multilateral process at Rio de Janeiro last month. The world’s most powerful nation is again becoming an oil state, and if the political transformation of its northern neighbour is anything to go by, the results will not be pretty.

via We Were Wrong on Peak Oil. There’s Enough to Fry Us All | Common Dreams.

 

Ahh….a moral/ethical choice…immediate profits for the wealthy and politically connected vs. a livable planet for everyone…we are in trouble, serious trouble.

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