Thursday, June 02, 2005

Peak Oil

Kevin Drum has been covering the Peak Oil issue this past few weeks; it's nice to see one of the Big Bloggers addressing this. He has very informative posts here, here, here and here.

If I have any fault to find with his coverage, it's his touchingly innocent belief that 'market solutions' will keep us from the total collapse of civilization that the alarmists are predicting.

There are many people, including a high percentage of the current administration, who would include the conquering of oil-producing nations under the category of 'market solutions'. Hey, our supply just got bigger because we took it from someone else. Problem (temporarily) solved.

If you kill enough people, you have to share with fewer and what's left goes farther. Also a 'market solution'. Is this one we want to embrace? I sure don't, but I'm not sure about those other people.


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