Peak Oil

A Peek into the Future

By Ryan McGreal
Published August 26, 2005

For a glimpse at what an energy-starved future might look like, you can do worse than to investigate what is already happening in what used to be called the "developing world".

Tom Whipple, writing in the Falls Church News-Press, rounds up a number of recent disquieting events:

Without a robust and coherent strategies to prepare cities for chronic energy shortages, the interplay between market forces and what postwar US planner George Kennan called "straight power concepts" all but guarantee that remaining energy is preserved for the few while the many suffer.

Ryan McGreal, the editor of Raise the Hammer, lives in Hamilton with his family and works as a programmer, writer and consultant. Ryan volunteers with Hamilton Light Rail, a citizen group dedicated to bringing light rail transit to Hamilton. Ryan wrote a city affairs column in Hamilton Magazine, and several of his articles have been published in the Hamilton Spectator. His articles have also been published in The Walrus, HuffPost and Behind the Numbers. He maintains a personal website, has been known to share passing thoughts on Twitter and Facebook, and posts the occasional cat photo on Instagram.


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