Australia’s oil vulnerability

While some predict peak oil will soon be the end of industrial society, others shrug it off as scaremongering. But if we are running out of oil, is intervention needed to mitigate the impact of peak oil – or will market forces and technological innovation be a sufficient response?

This discussion is moderated by Antony Funnell, presenter of RN’s Future Tense. Important  commentary from Ian Dunlop, ASPO Australia based on response to science data on climate change.

An integrated policy response

 Ian Dunlop has outlined the need for an integrated policy response for Australia to the twin challenges of Peak Oil and Climate Change. Full report as submitted to the Prime Ministerial Task Group on Emissions Trading..

Thought Starters:

“ The economy is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the environment, not the reverse.”

Herman Daly

“ The future belongs to those who understand that doing more with less is compassionate, prosperous and enduring, and thus more intelligent, even competitive.”

Paul Hawken