This essay will look at the peak oil question, contemporary “oil geopolitics” and their effect not only on energy supplies, but also on transportation, agriculture and food supplies, and population distribution in the United States. While the war in Iraq forms a centerpiece in the geopolitical scene, Russia, China, and other nations will be discussed as well. This essay will also examine the inevitable relocalization which appears to be a necessary result.
University Dialogue 2006. Power to the People: A University Dialogue on Energy.
Durham, NH: Discovery Program, University of New Hampshire
Carroll, John E., "Peak oil, geopolitics and the need for relocalization: will our magnificent obsession become our obsolete obsession?" (2006). The University Dialogue. 12.
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