Could peak oil lever politicians out from between the rock of the electorate and the hard place that is climate change mitigation? As Daniel Gros wrote in the Guardian: “the climate-change bill for which President Barack Obama had pushed so hard will not even be presented to the US Senate because it stands no chance of passage”. His analysis ends with a fatalistic statement: “Determined action at the global level will become possible only when climate change is no longer some scientific prediction but a reality that people feel … A world incapable of preventing climate change will have to live with it.”

Isn’t that the trouble? Climate change is a stealthy foe hard to feel see or identify. Unlike peak oil.

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