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Welcome to our community, where all discussion on peak oil is on-topic. We encourage you to join and to participate.

Simply put, peak oil is the point at which world oil output reaches its maximum and then declines. On the "downside" as oil supply is declining, it is believed that the remaining oil will become (at the present state of technology) more expensive to retrieve...as the easier-to-obtain oil will have already been pumped.

The implications of peak oil are very far-reaching, as world demand for oil is continuing to increase rather than adjusting itself to the decline in new oil discoveries. Many who see oil as primarily the source of gasoline for cars are surprised to learn that, for example, the present means of providing food for our currently large world population is dependent on cheap oil.

This community is for people who are approaching the subject of peak oil from all perspectives...those who seek support, those who feel the best course is to be resigned to what the future holds, those who are interested in mitigating disaster, those who are interested in exploring solutions--all are welcome.

You may also be interested in the peak oil news feed. To view and/or subscribe to the peak oil news feed, go here:

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A few links for learning about peak oil:

Short video:
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13112.htm

Web sites:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peak_oil
http://www.wolfatthedoor.org.uk/
http://www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net/
http://peakoilaction.org/
http://peakoil.com/
http://www.peakoil.org/
http://peakoil.blogspot.com/
http://www.oilcrash.com/
http://www.fromthewilderness.com/
http://oilawareness.meetup.com/
http://www.drydipstick.com/
http://www.cafepress.com/peakoilaware
http://www.chargezine.blogspot.com/
http://www.oildecline.com
http://www.energybulletin.net/news.php
http://www.postcarbon.org/


And on the web from way back in 2005...

Congressman Bartlett's (R, Maryland) March 14, 2005 discussion on Peak Oil in The Congressional Record: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getpage.cgi?position=all&page=H1408&dbname=2005_record

OPEC admitted it cannot keep up with demand any longer on March 15, 2005: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7190109/





A few peak-oil-related mailing lists:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RunningOnEmpty2/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RunningOnEmpty3/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RunningOnEmptyPolitics/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/new_energy/


Some related livejournal communities:

peakoil_prep
powerswitch
so_very_doomed

Our sister community for global climate crisis awareness and activism:

boiling_frog

Note: many believe that we will not end up being able to use even the oil we have left because to do so would catastrophically intensify the climate crisis.


Whatever your reaction to Peak Oil may be, remember that you are not alone.
We've been here since April 29, 2004, when oil was about $35 per barrel.


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