Urge President Obama: Acknowledge peak oil on the first anniversary of the Gulf spill
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Urge President Obama: Acknowledge peak oil on the first anniversary of the Gulf spill

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      Transition Voice magazine

Oil is the lifeblood of the world economy. But as the first anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster on April 20 approaches, we need to break America's dependence on a resource that is becoming more costly and dangerous.

Last year, the International Energy Agency released a report saying that the world had passed the peak of conventional oil production in 2006. Peak oil means that from now on, oil will become more difficult to find and more expensive and risky to produce. For the sake of the economy, our national security and the environment, we need to start dealing with our dangerous dependence on oil today.

Ask President Obama, in his speech to mark the anniversary of the Gulf spill, to acknowledge that the world has reached peak oil and to call on the American people to join him in an all-out effort, comparable to what America did to put a man on the moon in the 1960s, to promote clean energy and conservation to reduce America's dependence on oil by 50% in ten years.

Co-sponsored by the Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas - USA, the Post Carbon Institute, Transition US and Transition Voice magazine.

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    • Jared Blumer SEWICKLEY, PA
      • over 3 years ago

      Peak oil may be defined as the inability to easily extract calories of energy of oil through an input of energy. The Deepwater Horizon oil disaster proves that extracting that energy is getting more difficult and unfortunately to us all, much more dangerous.

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    • Onni Juhala SAULT STE MARIE, CANADA
      • over 3 years ago

      President Obama,

      Make the United States of America a leader in the transition from oil to renewable energy and help create and foster all the myriad of Jobs that could be had in the United States if only the United States could be headed into that direction and lead the world.

      Thank you for your Leadership,

      Onni O Juhala

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    • Leigh Glenn ANNAPOLIS, MD
      • over 3 years ago

      Dear President Obama,

      The best legacy you could leave the United States and the world is to realize -- and act upon the realization -- that we are at the end of the era of cheap and easy economic growth that's been fueled by cheap and easy access to fossil fuels. A crash program, along the lines of the shift in the national economy during WWII, would go a long way toward helping all of us come to grips with what we face. And this change needs to come in every sector -- from food and medicine to textiles and transportation. Please get over all the misdirected political angst and get down to the real work that needs to be done.

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    • Tracey Ponder HELENA, AL
      • over 3 years ago

      I often think about Mad Max movies when I listen to the desperation in the voices of the “drill-baby-drill” folks. Perhaps I am being naïve, but, I think – if stated properly - reasonable people will see it for what it is and begin working towards sustainability. They just need to know the facts.

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    • Cynthia Bragg GUELPH, CANADA
      • over 3 years ago

      President Obama: You represent the hopes of millions,, of a generation but also of people like me approaching ours senior years and grieving the destruction of nature and the inaction of governments. You raised our hopes and we will not trust anyone who tries that again if you let us down now. You need to address climate change and peak oil with as much courage and determination as you showed us in your campaign. You are allowing corporations to determine our future and that leaves a grim future for your children and ours..

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