Monday, May 19, 2008

Let's Keep Suburbanizing Farmland...

A Bargain at Four Dollars . . .
Posted on May 18th, 2008 by Clark Stooksbury

ABC News had an interesting report (I couldn’t find video) Saturday which dared to think the unthinkable–that the era of cheap fuel is ending. It considered the effects on air travel, agricuture (they interviewed Michael Pollan on local agriculture) and the road trip vacation. It even used a brief ephemeral film clip of 50s suburban triumphalism, End of Suburbia style.

On a related topic, James Poulos notes my criticism of Jim Manzi on the subject and adds that “If I had to make a guess, sovereign state control over oil resources – call it ‘oil nationalism’ — will be a much bigger factor going forward whether we’re under peak oil conditions or not.” Perhaps, but not very reassuring.

Any serious efforts in the US to deal with this? Nope.

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