Snarky Behavior

Life After Peak Oil

December 24, 2007 · Leave a Comment

From the Sacramento Bee:

The future after peak oil will involve living in such dense urban settings where destinations are walkable or bikeable, just as in pre-industrial cities (the city of London in 1801 had 100,000 inhabitants in one square mile). Homes will be much smaller, but instead of caverns of off-white sheet rock, we will spend our money in making much more attractive interiors. Nights will be darker. We will not have retail outlets lit up like the glare of the midday sun in Death Valley.

What about more extensive travel?  Vacations?  Business trips?  Shipping costs?  It seems even if oil were $500 per barrell that mass-agriculture would still be more efficient than small urban co-ops. 

None of this seems like good news for Los Angeles.

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