[Diggers350] The tectonic plates of energy policy just moved!
mobbsey at gn.apc.org
Wed Nov 10 15:18:38 GMT 2010
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On Wednesday 10 November 2010 14:40:40 Mr Zouk wrote:
> a few things that whilst i agree pollution should stop, but are we being
> told everything?
> Is this simply just not a move to tax oxygen? in simple terms a carbon tax.
This has absolutely nothing to do with carbon or the vacillations on how we
should/shouldn't control it. In fact it's an issue outside of the conventional
economic debate because mainstream economics doesn't accept the limiting
factors of "ecological capacity".
The Earth has limits; there are clear and demonstrable limits to the
production of all resources, including fossil fuels, and in fact the UK has
passed these already and is heading for major economic hassle as a result (see
my presentation to Parliament for details --
http://www.fraw.org.uk/mei/papers/index.shtml#appgopo -- or for a simpler
digest of the issue see my article for the Ecologist --
The very fact that the IEA states that oil supply cannot increase in the
future throws the whole "there is no problem about future supply because the
IEA says so" argument into chaos. For one person to have more in this new
reality (that's UK policy -- we have more) someone else must have less. The
same problems now exist with the global production of gold, copper and silver
too, but the most worrying is the growing constraints on the production of
phosphate rock for agriculture.
In fact a lot of the climate lobbyists don't like to accept the reality of the
"peak oil"/"peak everything"/"ecological limits" issue because the results are
far too "deep green" for their tastes ("taste" as in modern consumer gadgetry,
careers and lifestyles, that is).
"We are not for names, nor men, nor titles of Government,
nor are we for this party nor against the other but we are
for justice and mercy and truth and peace and true freedom,
that these may be exalted in our nation, and that goodness,
righteousness, meekness, temperance, peace and unity with
God, and with one another, that these things may abound."
(Edward Burrough, 1659 - from 'Quaker Faith and Practice')
Paul's book, "Energy Beyond Oil", is out now!
For details see http://www.fraw.org.uk/ebo/
Read my message board, "Ecolonomics", at:
Paul Mobbs, Mobbs' Environmental Investigations
3 Grosvenor Road, Banbury OX16 5HN, England
tel./fax (+44/0)1295 261864
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