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Peak Oil Preparation
What You Can Do
Is there anything you can do to prepare for Peak Oil?
There are no solutions—at least none that will actually happen. The primary solution to the Peak Oil threat would have been for industrialized countries, particularly the United States—the biggest consumer of petroleum products in the world, to switch from being petroleum-based societies to sustainable energy societies. And to re-design their societies to lessen the energy needed for transportation, manufacture, agriculture, electricity and all the other uses for which we currently so desperately rely on oil.
In 1981 Ronald Reagan took office as president of the United States. One of his first acts was to remove the solar panels placed on the White House by his predecessor, Jimmy Carter. With that one action, the energy future of the United States was clear. Those who followed him, both Bushes as well as Bill Clinton, continued to keep the United States on the petroleum-guzzling track to energy, economic and societal collapse.
The creation, and stunning acceptance by the American public, of SUVs didn't help.
The U.S., and most of the industrialized world, is addicted to oil. China and India are now fellow addicts with a potentially bigger habit that the rest of us combined. Meanwhile worldwide oil production will peak—or has peaked already. Thus: Peak Oil.
But your community—and most especially you—can do something to lessen the local effects of Peak Oil:
A guide to self-sufficiency. Living sustainably with Peak Oil and economic collapse.
U.K. survival in the 21st century
The community solution to Peak Oil
Sustainable living news for "exurban living"—getting along at the edge of the Western resource-intensive lifestyle
Life After the Oil Crash
Website for the author of The Oil Age is Over
An excellent site with detailed information on five different Peak Oil scenarios, ranging from Pollyanna to Head for the Hills
Permaculture solutions to Peak Oil, climate change and other environmental crises
Post Carbon Institute
Learning to live in a low energy world. An educational institution and think tank that explores what society might look like without oil and gas. Includes community activist effort
Surviving Peak Oil
Grass roots ideas for survival. New website. Excellent
The Survivalist Blog
"Live better, live cheaper, and survive when things get tough"