For a quick introduction to peak oil, check out the transcript of this lecture. It’s a long, detailed talk about the ins and outs of peak oil for the layperson.
The amazing part is that this isn’t a lecture from a university, nor from a business or political group. It was given by an Anglican priest at his local church for the benefit of his parishioners. I would love to see a sermon or talk given by the pastor at my local church about anything that falls outside the normal boundaries of the church. All we normally get is the usual stuff relating to being a good person, following Jesus’s example, etc… in other words, very ‘safe’ topics. Wonderful stuff for a comfortable audience who think that everything is right with the world. I wonder how the subject matter will change if/when the economy tanks, and more and more church members start feeling the pain.
Elizaphanian is one of my regular reads, both for the daily sunrise/sunset photos and for the subject matter addressed. It seems to me that major religious shifts take place during times of socio-economic upheaval. It will be interesting to see what becomes of all the major (and minor) religious traditions as the long emergency unfolds, but that’s a topic for another time.
Bravo Reverend Sam!