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June 04, 2006

A Quick History of the Last 100 Years

Here's a wonderfully funny video clip of a performance by Londoner, Rob Newman.  He cuts to the quick about the importance of oil in the last 100 years in our war and politics.  His explanation for the current Iraqi conflict begins at 21.45 minutes.  Then he moves on to the future and talks about his predictions related to Peak Oil and impact that a lack of access to energy has had on civilizations in the past.  Although humorous, it's not pretty.  It's a great complementary show to "An Inconvenient Truth". 

This is really good.  I recommend you wait to see it until you have time to really watch it.  It's 46 minutes long and worth it.

Hat tip to Annie Robbins

Posted by Lynn Allen on June 4, 2006 at 09:01 PM in Strategery | Permalink

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When did Peak Coal occur, and how did it ruin the societies dependent on that energy source?

The question is not about the availability of energy, but energy at what cost, regardless of the form of that energy.

Posted by: FreeRangeAuthor | Jun 5, 2006 6:56:35 PM

The questions about Peak Coal is good. As you imply, since we have a huge amount of coal in this country, the cost is critical. I suspect that oil simply became cheaper than coal at some point and now that is no longer true. Anyone know?

Posted by: Lynn | Jun 5, 2006 9:13:25 PM

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