Here's a video from Richard Heinberg who some years ago spoke to Stroud District Council as well as the Transition conference in Nailsworth: "In recent months we've seen a spate of assertions that peak oil is a worry of the past thanks to so-called "new technologies" that can tap massive amounts of previously inaccessible stores of "unconventional" oil. "Don't worry, drive on," we're told.
"We can fall for the oil
industry hype and keep ourselves chained to a resource that's depleting
and comes with ever increasing economic and environmental costs, or we
can recognize that the days of cheap and abundant oil (not to mention
coal and natural gas) are over. Unfortunately, the mainstream
media and politicians on both sides of the aisle are parroting the hype,
claiming — in Obama's case — that unconventional oil can play a key
role in an "all of the above" energy strategy and — in Romney's — that
increased production of tight oil and tar sands can make North America
energy independent by the end of his second term."
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The video script can be found here: http://www.postcarbon.org/blog-post/1083449-don-t-worry-there-s-plenty-of-oil