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After Oil, What?

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The world will eventually run out of oil. The question is how much we have left. And a growing number of geologists and scientists, even oil industry executives, are warning - not much. But that's not even the real problem. The real problem comes sooner: as we start to run out, after we pass what's known as the peak of oil production, oil will get increasingly expensive. And that affects everything from gas prices to heating oil to transporting food from farm to supermarkets.
     Richard Heinberg is the author of two books on the issue: The Party's Over - Oil, War, and the Fate of Industrial Societies and Powerdown - Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World. He told Gregory Warner, we're talking about a drastic change to civilization as we know it.
     Richard Heinberg will be speaking Friday evening at 7 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Canton. He's also giving public lectures every Tuesday and Thursday this month at SUNY Potsdam in room 319 of Satterly Hall.

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