Recent events in the Middle East have once again focused attention on oil supplies in the world and led to the steep oil price increases. As 95% of the movement of goods and people is dependent on liquid fuels, steep fuel costs impacts on the price of most other goods and especially agricultural products. Remember oil is also a key ingredient in modern fertilizer, even before the produce is moved from the farm to our dinner plates.
Given the negative impacts on the economy and the community of oil price volatility, the fact that oil is a finite resource with significant environmental impacts (including contributing to climate change), there is a strong case to start the inevitable process of weaning ourselves off oil. The transition can be made. There is no denying that it will be one of the most difficult challenges facing society. However, the sooner we start, the more time we have to plan an organized transition that benefits rather than undermines the future of our society and environment.
The Association for the Study of Peak Oil (ASPO) South Africa in collaboration with EcoDoc Africa has produced a three part video documentary on Peak Oil and South Africa – Impacts and Mitigation. Presented by Jeremy Wakeford of ASPO South Africa, the presentation outlines what the phenomenon called Peak Oil is all about, what it means for the world and South Africa, and how we can respond proactively.
Peak Oil and South Africa Part 1 of 3
Peak Oil and South Africa Part 2 of 3
Peak Oil and South Africa Part 3 of 3
Please help share the links with anyone you think might be interested – and who is not interested in our future prosperity?
For more info contact Jeremy Wakeford
Association for the Study of Peak Oil (ASPO) South Africa
+27 (0)71 210 8204