Huffington Post: Peak Oil is Snake Oil!
An interesting Huffington Post article by Raymond J. Learsy ends with the following:
"what we pay for fossil fuels needs urgently to be readdressed in terms of its cost on our environment, cost on our national security, and cost on our economic and future well-being. The oil and gas market as currently construed and managed is a manipulated and propagandized marketplace that has enriched the oil companies beyond the wildest dreams of Croesus while the rest of the nation absorbs the ancillary costs and is left to deal with their impact on our society. It is time we realized what is scarce is not oil but honesty and transparency."
It is an interesting theory, and not one I'm going to comment on the science of. I guess I've never been as worried about Peak Oil as I am about the harm to our economy, societies (political upheavals, wars, etc over oil supply and unhealthy dependencies), and environment that comes from actually extracting and burning all the fossil fuels we already know about.
The fact that the Harper government continues to want to massively subsidize the Tar Sands during these record profits, rather than having this be a source of tax revenue to allow a shifting from personal income and business payroll taxes, shows just how out of touch they are from basic rational economics. I guess what was said about the oil companies can be said about the Conservatives and their scarcity of honesty and transparency.
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