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An Open letter to the School of Public Health, UQ, re: the looming net energy cliff

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Open Letter To: Staff of the School of Public Health,
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, August 2017

From: Dr Geoffrey Chia, MBBS, MRCP, FRACP

Re: The looming Net Energy Cliff, Global Economic/Industrial collapse and Human Die-off

“infinite consumption from a finite resource base is impossible”
Dear Colleagues,
I am a Cardiologist who convened the group “doctors and scientists for sustainability and social justice” in Brisbane from 2006 to 2013 www.d3sj.org. I am writing to your department in the virtually forlorn hope that a tiny handful of you may open your eyes to the most urgent public health issue we face, which will horrifically accelerate human suffering and die-off within a decade1. The effects are already being felt in many parts of the world, masquerading as global economic recession2 or the collapse of certain Middle Eastern societies. This issue has been ignored, denied and dismissed for years by “endless growth” economists and other flat earthers, but denial does not make a problem go away. I refer to the looming catastrophic curtailment of liquid hydrocarbon fuels, the “net energy cliff” that we face in the near future, which will trigger ever more wars (perhaps even nuclear war), cause global economic and industrial collapse, and cause the die-off of billions of people worldwide.

The countries most addicted to petroleum will be hardest hit and Australia will be no exception.

Climate catastrophe is undoubtedly the greatest existential threat to humanity. Despite a huge campaign of deceit and denial perpetrated by the commercial media bankrolled by fossil fuel interests, it can no longer be ignored, now that we see ferocious firestorms burning communities to the ground or torrential floods sweeping through countries or unprecedented droughts, heat waves and storms year upon year. The horrific humanitarian consequences of sea level rise alone boggle the mind, let alone the devastation of our food bowls and other impacts3. However blinkered focus on climate disaster alone, without examining all aspects of the limits to growth, will result in everyone being blindsided by this more urgent public health issue. Especially because mitigation against climate disasters (fueling the fire fighting vehicles and aircraft, relocating and rehousing communities etc) will depend on energy we will not have. The looming collapse of industrial civilisation due to the net energy cliff will curtail fossil fuel emissions far more precipitously and effectively than any greenie campaigning or the Paris Accords can ever achieve.
Why should you listen to anything I say? Because I cite robust information and analyses from honest independent researchers (not corrupted by business interests), views based on hard mathematics and the laws of Physics, every bit as indisputable as the law of Gravity4,5,6. I have repeatedly invited scientists and engineers to try to falsify these arguments, which they have been unable to do. “Sustainability” activists frequently state that “infinite growth on a finite planet is impossible” which is absolutely true. Equally true is the fact that “infinite consumption from a finite resource base is impossible“. Our supply of “easy” oil is finite, is depleting in a non-linear fashion (net energy availability declines slowly at first, then abruptly falls off a cliff) and we cannot run industrial civilisation without it. It is a fact that we have overshot the carrying capacity of this planet and there will be hell to pay when the “easy” oil suddenly dries up and we face cold turkey withdrawal.

Contrary to the technofantasists, we have no upscalable alternatives6. Unconventional oil is a scam and those who promote it are liars or fools7,8 Current low oil prices have emboldened the peak oil deniers and led to widespread complacency. However low prices are largely due to demand destruction, not oil overproduction. Low prices do not change the reality of ongoing, relentless, terminal depletion of conventional oil.

Prior to the global financial crisis of 2008, a tiny handful of individuals who looked at the hard data predicted that a looming sudden financial crash was inevitable. The only uncertainty was the exact timing. Meanwhile the majority herd of sheeple continued to place blind faith in a fraudulent system without looking at any data. The same situation exists today with crooked financial shenanigans based on bogus claims about unconventional oils made by deceitful commercial interests8.
I expect most of you will ignore this message and bury your head in the sand.
You will only have yourself to blame when food vanishes from the supermarket shelves, mountains of garbage pile up in your neighbourhood and centrally controlled services grind to a halt with dry taps at home, unflushable toilets and failure of the electric grid6. If the impending population cull results in the die-off of stupid people, biologists will simply attribute that to natural selection at work. If you open your eyes however, you will discover how feasible it is to protect yourself and your family from the worst effects of collapse, provided you plan in advance9. But time is short. The tiny handful of you who are sapient enough to apprehend this vital reality must spread this message to other potentially sapient people and you must incorporate Peak Oil studies where they firmly belong: as an integral and essential part of the Public Health education and research curriculum. I can only speculate why so-called “centres of learning” like UQ have essentially ignored this massive elephant in the room10.
What about the risk of spooking the herd and causing a mass stampede by sending out this message? I have been a voice in the wilderness for more than a decade regarding this matter and despite meeting with and writing to politicians, doctors, scientists and engineers, have achieved no traction11. I know of only a few sapients who are truly aware of this issue, who can be counted on the fingers of an amputated hand. Richard Heinberg reckons that less than a million people worldwide actually understand how dire the near future is going to be.
It is irrelevant if the vast majority of sheeple believe that the Earth is flat. If the data and evidence show that the Earth is round, then it is round and the majority sheeple are clueless and deluded. Truth is not determined by democratic vote nor majority opinion of the masses, it is determined by objective scientific scrutiny. The herd mindset has been completely captured by trivial drivel and monumental deceit perpetrated by the establishment media (who propagated the criminal “WMDs in Iraq” lies). Those corporate lackeys dismiss realists such as myself as “alarmists”, to which I respond: if a house is on fire, those who raise the alarm are acting to save lives, but those who deny it are murderers.
Listen or don’t listen, live well or die miserably when the crunch comes, it is up to you.
G. Chia Aug 2017
Cassandra’s legacy by Geoffrey Chia


64 Comments on "An Open letter to the School of Public Health, UQ, re: the looming net energy cliff"

  1. fmr-paultard on Sat, 30th Dec 2017 11:14 am 

    guys i opened up this honeywell control and there are no pins connecting the pcb to the display/lcd. how they do it? it’s almost wireless. this is amazing

  2. Cloggie on Sat, 30th Dec 2017 11:15 am 

    your eurotard supermacism will plung europe into a war and americans will come this time turning you into the version of morgenthau plan. haha

    Hahaha. Bunch of terrorists.

    I wouldn’t laugh too loud if I were you.

    It looks more like the real (((Morgenthau plan))) is going to be applied to European-Americans-with-an-attitude, once your (((deep state))) has sufficient non-whites imported as a proletariat to start the US-version of a Petersburg-1917 style anti-white revolution:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RC-Cqkq6zWc

    Give us a call when you are in deep shit during CW2. Maybe we’ll come over and come to your rescue. Not that you deserve it. But you and millimind will probably on the side of the Morgenthauers.

    http://www.ihr.org/jhr/v09/v09p287_Kubek.html

  3. onlooker on Sat, 30th Dec 2017 11:16 am 

    Paultard Huh?

  4. Hello on Sat, 30th Dec 2017 11:18 am 

    Careful on the roads this New Year’s day.
    Many a guy gets drunk and lets his wife drive.

    🙂

  5. fmr-paultard on Sat, 30th Dec 2017 11:42 am 

    ((eurotard)) google has a concentration of supertards the highest known to man. you use it daily to search for your fake news while at teh same time you lambast ((google)).

    hypocrite bro.

    anyways SENTAPBs media has crashed. without media you don’t have eurosupremacism in the next 50 years at least.

  6. MASTERMIND on Sat, 30th Dec 2017 11:56 am 

    Global oil supply will peak in 2020, says IEA Chief (2008 Article)
    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2008/dec/15/global-oil-supply-peak-2020-prediction

    IEA Chief warns of world oil shortages by 2020 as discoveries fall to record lows (2017 Article)
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/iea-says-global-oil-discoveries-at-record-low-in-2016-1493244000

    As M. King Hubbert (1962) shows, Peak Oil is about discovering less oil, and eventually producing less oil due to lack of discovery.
    https://imgur.com/a/6dEDt

    Peak Oil vindicated by the worlds global energy authority the IEA.

  7. Cloggie on Sat, 30th Dec 2017 12:11 pm 

    All three refered articles are about conventional oil.

    Nobody denies that the ASPO2000-Heinberg conventional peak oil stories were correct.

    What new is since 2012 is that they are irrelevant.

    #ThirdCarbonAge

  8. MASTERMIND on Sat, 30th Dec 2017 12:31 pm 

    Cloggie

    That is because conventional oil makes up the vast majority of our oil supplies around 80 Percent….

    Chevron CEO warns US shale oil alone cannot meet the world’s growing demand for crude
    https://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/01/us-shale-cannot-meet-the-worlds-growing-oil-demand-chevron-ceo-warns.html

    HSBC Global Bank warns 80% of the worlds conventional fields are declining and world oil shortages ahead
    https://www.scribd.com/document/367688629/HSBC-Peak-Oil-Report-2017

  9. Cloggie on Sat, 30th Dec 2017 1:08 pm 

    A return of the oil price to $140 would cause a rush into renewables.

    Let’s bring it on.

  10. MASTERMIND on Sat, 30th Dec 2017 1:14 pm 

    Cloggie

    I can economics isn’t your strong point either. Oil prices to 140 will cause another great global recession..

    Here is what 140 oil does. Peer reviewed article.

    Causes and Consequences of the Oil Shock of 2007-08 (Hamilton, 2009)
    https://www.brookings.edu/bpea-articles/causes-and-consequences-of-the-oil-shock-of-2007-08/

    Renewable energy ‘simply won’t work’: Top Google PhD Engineers

    Two highly qualified Google engineers who have spent years studying and trying to improve renewable energy technology have stated quite bluntly that whatever the future holds, it is not a renewables-powered civilisation: such a thing is impossible.
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/21/renewable_energy_simply_wont_work_google_renewables_engineers/

    Solar and Wind produced less than one percent of total world energy in 2016 – IEA WEO 2017
    https://www.iea.org/publications/freepublications/publication/KeyWorld2017.pdf

  11. DMyers on Sat, 30th Dec 2017 10:37 pm 

    Open Mic Response From: Staff of the School of Public Health,
    University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

    Re: Dr Geoffrey Chia, MBBS, MRCP, FRACP

    Re: The looming Net Energy Cliff, Global Economic/Industrial collapse and Human Die-off

    Party1: What’s all this MBBS, MRCP crap behind his name? What the hell does that mean?

    Party2: He’s been to college, you ass. Seems they’ve made up some new initials. Who gives a damn?

    Party 4: “I’m lovin the graphics. Nice colors.

    P 1: But what the hell is he talking about? What the hell is net energy? I’ve never heard of such a thing.

    P2: It’s all so technical and complicated, who knows? Public health means one simple thing. Kill as many germs as possible.

    P3: Says he’s a cardiologist. I wouldn’t trust anyone but a GP to explain the world of energy to us.

    P1: I’ll admit, he has me a bit worried.

    P2: He’s talking about collapsing and no food in the stores. That can’t happen here!

    P3: Of course not!

    P 4: This guy’s an extremist. He’s just making this shit up to scare people.

    P1: Throw the letter away.

    P2: I second the motion.

  12. Cloggie on Sun, 31st Dec 2017 1:31 pm 

    New energy adds in the Netherlands, by energy provider Eneco:

    https://youtu.be/-SACK5Cm2rM

    “Hello coal power stations… nobody loves you”

    The Dutch public is being prepared that it is largely responsible itself for its own energy production. By 2030 every home needs to be energy neutral (over the year), albeit in cooperation with the grid, whose resposibility is shifting from energy production towards storage and mediation.

  13. Cliffhanger on Sun, 31st Dec 2017 4:54 pm 

    Clogg

    Renewable energy ‘simply won’t work’: Top Google PhD Engineers

    Two highly qualified Google engineers who have spent years studying and trying to improve renewable energy technology have stated quite bluntly that whatever the future holds, it is not a renewables-powered civilisation: such a thing is impossible.
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/21/renewable_energy_simply_wont_work_google_renewables_engineers/

    Solar and Wind produced less than one percent of total world energy in 2016 – IEA WEO 2017
    https://www.iea.org/publications/freepublications/publication/KeyWorld2017.pdf

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