Peak Oil, a plea to learn about it, teach, and press for resposible leadership
IF YOU FEEL YOU CANNOT ABSORB SOME VERY UNSETTLING INFORMATION, DO NOT READ FURTHER. This is critical information, but you cannot help if you are upset beyond recovery.
I have been very busy the past days researching and writing letters about a topic of the utmost urgency to you, to me, and to every citizen of Earth. It is a very shocking topic at first consideration. I was devastated for 2 days. It is also of such extreme importance that you learn about it, and use your resources to teach others, that I have decided to share it with you, and every other persons I know who are willing to stretch their minds to include a very different future than they might ever have expected.
Please, take this request very seriously: IF YOU FEEL YOU CANNOT ABSORB SOME VERY UNSETTLING INFORMATION, DO NOT, I REPEAT WITH EMPHASIS, DO NOT READ FURTHER. There will be nothing that you will not learn of by other means in the next few months and years.
The information below is, itself, rather benign. The impact is if you choose investigate further by looking at the suggested web resources.
This is a very serious topic. It is not a wacko, conspiracy theory. You can find reports about it online that come from every industry, academic, and political point of view. The mystery that persists for me is why this is not the number one issue of the ongoing presidential campaign.
Following is one of the letters I have been sending to every community, social, environmental, political, and media leader I can find. My plea is that you take the time to help get the word out, too, by every means available.
I also want to say that while what you will find if you follow the suggested links is a virtual punch in the gut, it is upon reflection the sign of a very exciting time to be alive on the planet. I don't think I would rather be here any other time than now. We are soon to embark on a path that could lead to the most advanced and responsible civilization imaginable, or it might lead to devastation.
I pray for success.
Following is my letter. You may copy it, alter it, or write your own version. The important thing is to do your best to educate everyone you know, and encourage leaders to assume meaningful responsibility.
Thank you for reading this brief letter. This letter is about an issue I have come to be convinced may define the rest of our lives on Earth.
The issue of post-peak oil production, known in the energy industry simply as "peak oil", is by many measures one of the most important problems that will affect the entire human race. The impact of peak oil is most likely beginning now as we see the price of energy rise; prices which will escalate rapidly during the next few years. Every facet of modern life is going to be dramatically affected.
The question begging is "Why is this subject of peak oil going unnoticed by the media and the public at large?"
Indeed, "Why?" There is certainly no benefit to be derived from ignoring peak oil, and there is great harm to be had for waiting too long to react.
I plead with you to review this issue and use your leadership role to open a dialog and expand awareness of peak oil. It is very important that this begin in order that our society commence to make the adjustments and innovations that will be required to avert catastrophe.
I suggest a Google search of "peak oil", include the quote marks, to quickly locate many informative documents, including scholarly and industry sources. You can also read a highly regarded summary of peak oil at: http://www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net.
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