Some relevant publications on peak oil and climate change. This list is not a complete list, but rather a list of some of the pertinent publications referred to in Peak Energy, Climate Change, and the Collapse of Civilization.

Tipping Point: Near-Term Systemic Implications of a Peak in Global Oil Production (download)
David Korowicz, 2010
Feasta and The Risk/Resilience Network

Joint Operating Environment 2010 (download)
U.S. Joint Forces Command, Department of Defense, 2010

New Zealand parliament report: The next oil shock? (access)
New Zealand Parliament, 2010

The Oil Crunch - a wake-up call for the UK economy (access)
UK Industry Task Force on Peak Oil and Energy Security, 2010

Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States (access) (download)
U.S. Global Change Research Program, 2009

The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) coordinates and integrates federal research on changes in the global environment and their implications for society. The USGCRP began as a presidential initiative in 1989 and was mandated by Congress in the Global Change Research Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-606), which called for "a comprehensive and integrated United States research program which will assist the Nation and the world to understand, assess, predict, and respond to human-induced and natural processes of global change.

Preparing for Peak Oil: Local Authorities and the Energy Crisis (download)
The Oil Depletion Analysis Centre (ODAC) and Post Carbon Institute, 2008

ODAC's report provides an introduction to peak oil with a focus on the impacts for Local Government. The report sets out steps for Local Authorities to begin to address the issues.

Peaking of World Oil Production: Impacts, Mitigation, & Risk Management (download)
(a.k.a., The Hirsch Report)
Robert L. Hirsch, Roger Bezdek, Robert Wendling, 2005
U.S. Department of Energy



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    Oil Prices

    In mid-2004, oil prices increased from the range of $20 - $40 per barrel to $60 - $80+ per barrel. The current global economic crisis was triggered in part by the oil price shock starting in 2007 and culminating in the summer of 2008. When prices increased from around $80 per barrel to $141 per barrel by the summer of 2008. The global economy crashed within months in the autumn of 2008. This economic crisis will likely accelerate and become more volatile once oil prices exceed around $85 per barrel for an extended time. Demand destruction for oil may be somewhere above $80 per barrel and below $141 per barrel. Economic recovery (i.e., business as usual) will likely exacerbate the global recession by driving up oil prices.


    Tariel Mórrígan earned his B.A. in Physics from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He received his Master in Environmental Science and Management (MESM) from the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UC Santa Barbara, where he specialized in climate change, conservation, and political economics. Mórrígan is currently the principal research associate of Global Climate Change, Human Security & Democracy (GCCHSD) and a member of its Global Academic Board. His most recent publication is Peak Energy, Climate Change, and the Collapse of Global Civilization: The Current Peak Oil Crisis.


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