Sunday, November 3, 2013

What will the future be like?

Published by wolfatthedoor.org, this article analyzes how different countries across the globe would survive in a post-oil world. The author selects twenty countries of different stages of development, located in different regions of the world, and takes statistics of the amount of arable land, electricity usage, fossil fuel usage, as well as renewable resource usage in the given countries. In addition to the different statistics, the author also evaluates the governments of the individual countries and how they would handle a world with a lack of oil.
At the end of the article, there is a table where the author gives every country a number of points based on information from the previous tables. The country with the highest number of points is the country that ends up handling "peak oil" the best.
Even though every aspect of the article is highly hypothetical and the structure is almost like that of a board game, it does have an interesting approach to the issue and depicts the findings in a manner that is clear and easy to understand.

To read the article, go here

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