On a day when Barack Obama wins his historic election victory in the USA, I thought it would be useful to post his views on peak oil.
In the speech you can watch below, he talks about “a set of challenges greater than any that we have seen in generations”. He talks about the two wars that America is currently fighting. He says that climate change is “placing the planet in peril”. And he says the economy is in “turmoil”.
“Central to all these major challenges” he says, “is the question of what will we do about our addiction to foreign oil. With out a doubt this addiction is one of the most dangerous and urgent threats this nation has ever faced.”
As he also says, “the choices we make [now] … will shape the next decade, and the next century.”
You can find out what Obama is planning to do about it, here http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/newenergy