Complex Issues in a World of Soundbites
Posted Oct 2, 2008 by Daniel Lerch
I've been doing a lot of writing on peak oil and cities recently -- articles for a forthcoming resilience website by some folks at Ecotrust and the December issue of Planning magazine, as well as this one for the Sacramento Bee. Although I live and breathe this stuff now, I still find writing about it a challenge. The problems we face in peak oil are so complex --and the concepts behind peak oil itself are so complex-- that making coherent and, more importantly, useful observations is no easy task.
I deal with this in my presentations with the following progression of points (and a whole lot of detail in between)...