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Climate change policies and growth in green technologies means fossil fuels are about to start declining in Canada.
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That's way sooner than other people thought.
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So what's Alberta going to do?
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Maybe the lifestyle we've come to know as "normal" really isn't normal -- or sustainable -- after all. It may feel normal because it's all we've known, but, examined rationally in a larger context, it seems more like the fast lane to resource depletion and environmental ruin.
Peak oil is coming. It's not what we thought it would be.
It is possible that you missed it. You didn't notice the rumble on Wednesday morning--or perhaps you dismissed it as local construction work--or maybe a mild earthquake. Whether you felt it our not, a...
If Canada doesn't wake up soon, the world as we know it, and all our most easily harvested non-renewable resources -- including fish, according to Dr. Boris Worm -- will be gone before 2050.Me? I'll be gone by then, too. And other than buying a hybrid car, I'm officially out of answers for my kids. How about you?
Peak oil as it turns out isn't about supply but rather demand. It is a concept rooted more in economics than geology. It doesn't matter if there are billions of barrels of oil waiting to be tapped from oil sands or oil shales if the prices to extract them are beyond our economies' capacity to pay.