Continuing the Peak Oil theme, we return to global warming

What does Peak Oil have to do with global warming?

Plenty, since coal provides the most readily available alternative to oil for power plants.

And, as an article called “Scientists See Coal As Key Challenge” in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution states:

The proliferation of coal-burning power plants around the world may pose “the single greatest challenge” to averting dangerous climate change, an international panel of scientists reported Monday.

The people who have been tracking Peak Oil for years are well aware of this issue, but people like me who were watching global warming closely, did not give sufficient thought to Peak Oil.

My awareness, until recently, stopped with a few books I read for review.

So Peak Oil connects with energy and environmental issues on many levels, and I hope my blog can make people see the need to respond to the changes that our oil-use patterns will bring.


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