dolanbaker wrote:If the message put accross was more realistic, i.e drip feed the decline in living standards, educating people to reject consumer products that have a stunted life, live near to work, use local shops, buy locally made products etc, rather than the "mad max" type of scenario that many associate with peak oil.
It is too late. EV and PHEV transport means we can have our roads, our suburbia, our cruising the boulevard on Saturday night, bench racing our performance EVs at the local burger drive through...its just too late. We can live 20 miles from work, or even 50 with a small improvement in battery technology (which is right around the corner of course as demonstrated by this type of working prototype Deleted).
dolanbaker wrote:The first phase of the decline has already started of course, with the economy refusing to continue to grow as everyone has expected it to, this economic decline is being blamed on other things of course so the lack of cheap plentiful oil is not really noticed.
Currently, growth isn't being called a decline by anyone except those who have hopes for one in the future. Which they will get, of course, recessions are as much a part of the business cycle as growth is.
Information on our current post recession growth in the US.
http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/e ... utlook.htm