So somebody’s woken up at last.
The report prompted former Air Vice Marshall John Blackburn to warn of catastrophic consequences of an interrupted oil supply.
“You’d start to see society collapse,” he told the ABC in November.
You know, a collapse is just what we need to wake people up. No fuel at the pump, no food in the shops; that’d do it.
I’ve been trying to tell people about energy issues for the last 10 years, in particular, the peaking of global oil production. I’ve been largely ignored, with the exception of a stupid clod of a neighbour who wrote me a nasty vicious email on the subject. If you don’t like the message, shoot the messenger. Is it any wonder I get angry and actually hope for a collapse?
Whether it happens overnight, as a result of a terrorist attack, or whether it happens slowly as a result of the natural decline in oil supplies, is immaterial. This way of life will come to an end and those who haven’t prepared for it will be up the proverbial creek.
Oh, but I’ve been told so many times, “they will think of something”.
Yeah, right. Don’t hold your breath. Get to and start building resilience and self-sufficiency into your lives.