Thursday, February 17, 2005

The precautionary principle and peak oil

In my previous post entitled Should we be concerned about peak oil now? In a word, yes I asked whether we should start preparing now even though we don't know the exact timing of world peak oil production. My answer, of course, is in the title. This article picks up that theme. It asks the question in almost the same way. Are the risks of doing nothing too great? Are the costs of doing something now too wasteful when a peak may not occur for two or three decades? Both I and the author of the linked piece answer "yes" and "no" respectively to these questions.

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