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Conscious Travel
The factors driving & necessitating the emergence of a new operating model for tourism
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OECD waking up to climate crisis?

OECD waking up to climate crisis? | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it

"Ending our reliance on fossil fuels was never going to be easy. Two thirds of electricity generation relies on fossil fuels. 95% of the energy consumed by the world’s transport systems relies on fossil fuels.

I want to be very clear that I haven’t come here to vilify fossil fuels. Much of what we regard as material and social progress has been built on the back of them. They are incredibly convenient. We’ve physically constructed our world around them, and to wean ourselves away from them will mean swimming against very strong tides".


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Willy De Backer's curator insight, October 12, 2013 4:32 AM

In a lecture in London on 9 October, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria warned global leaders that the climate crisis needs to be tackled with more radical and urgent policies (including a high price on carbon and abolishing fossil fuel subsidies). Do some of his remarks indicate a new shift in the global leaders' climate agenda?

Michael Stuart's curator insight, October 12, 2013 4:54 PM

The Texas coast needs to get ready, some areas, like Corpus Christi will have little effect, but Galveston's west-end and South Padre's north-end will be under water!

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What the new 2011 EIA oil supply data shows

Very informative article by Gail Tverberg explaining why oil supply is tight and prices high.

 

"On balance, it would appear that at best, oil production in the near future will be virtually flat, leading to more spiking of oil prices and greater world economic problems. Another possibility is that world production will begin to decline. The likelihood of decline would appear to be increased if more oil exporters encounter political disruptions, or if the world enters a major recession leading to an oil price decline."


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6 Scary Extreme Energy Sources Being Tapped to Fuel the Post Peak Oil Economy

6 Scary Extreme Energy Sources Being Tapped to Fuel the Post Peak Oil Economy | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it
Think of this as taking fracking to the next level so that we can continue to speed along on our highway to hell -- peak oil, and the earth, be damned.

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Overseas aid to Africa being outweighed by hefty costs of importing oil

Overseas aid to Africa being outweighed by hefty costs of importing oil | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it
Sub-Saharan states need to move to renewable energy sources as $15bn in aid is outstripped by $18bn in oil imports, says IEA...

 

But not only Africa is affected. Europe will suffer competitiveness loss as a result of oil dependence. "...for every $1 that countries do not spend on cleaner fuel, they will have to spend $4.3 within the next two decades to make up, for their reliance on fossil fuels".  EU oil bill is more than 550bn per year, the "equivalent of a Greek crisis - very year".


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