I was just reading an article by author James Kunstler on 10 ways to prepare for the peak oil crises. Now it may seem like gas prices are so low that peak oil can't possibly happen, but it's more of an issue than ever. There seems to be some dispute over why gas is so cheap right now, but the best explanation that I have read is that oil prices are actually based on stocks and oil speculation. The stock market is down, so the price of oil is down too. Demand is a little low too, which means supply is up, but there is still more oil being used than can be adequately supplied for into the future. We're still using more than we should. One thing that bugged me about the article is that it's not a list of actual practical solutions, but rather a list of 'shoulds'. A solution is a how, not a why:
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