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Prepare for oil's decline
The Iranian navy has warned it could close the strait of Hormuz, through which a fifth of the world's traded oil passes (Iran: We'll close the strait of Hormuz, GW, 13-19 January 2012).
This would not be good for anyone, least of all the Iranians, but it may help us to prepare for what is to come as global oil supplies begin to decline, perhaps as early as 2015.
Monday 13 February, 7:00 - 9:00pm - Nicole Foss: Preparing the nation, your community and family for peak oil and deflation in the coming economic environment.
CSIRO Discovery Centre, Clunies Ross Street, Acton (turn up the hill at the roundabout in Clunies Ross Street)
The Canberra Times published the following letter from ACT Peak Oil President Jenny Goldie on January 3:
CLIMATE OF DOOM
As one who tries to inform people about the implications of peak oil, I was infuriated by being lumped with such ''apocalypse-predicting subcultures'' as Christians who anticipate an imminent day of rapture when all non-believers will perish, and interpreters of the Mayan calendar who are convinced the world will end on December 31, 2012 (''Apocalypse tomorrow'', Panorama, December 31, p12).
The Canberra Times published the following letter from ACT Peak Oil President Jenny Goldie on November 10:
There is much to applaud in Dr Paul Mees' position on the ACT draft transport plan (Car-dependent disaster, CT, Nov 7). We do indeed need to redirect money away from the private car to public transport and more cycleways.
The Canberra Times published the following letter from ACT Peak Oil President Jenny Goldie on March 2.
UPDATE: click through for summary of talk.
ACT Peak Oil invites you to a public meeting with Professor Kjell Aleklett, International President, Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas (ASPO), Professor in Physics at the Global Energy Systems Group, Uppsala University, Sweden.
Peak Oil - an end to economic growth?
5.30 for 6pm (refreshments served)
Monday 13 December 2010
London Circuit, Canberra
Hosted by Shane Rattenbury MLA
ACT Peak Oil has reviewed the major parties' policies with respect to Peak Oil: ALP, Coalition and Greens
An editorial opinion from ACT Peak Oil Vice President Jenny Goldie published in The Canberra Times.
ACT Peak Oil has sent a survey to ACT Election candidates. This is the response from the ACT Greens, sent in after the election. It shows a very good understanding of the issues.