08 Sep '13, 11pm

#peakoil New Australian Prime Minister is sceptical that peak oil has value for policy making: The Australian

#peakoil New Australian Prime Minister is sceptical that peak oil has value for policy making: The Australian

The Australian electorate has voted for a Prime Minister who 3 years ago said he was sceptical that the concept of peak oil has any value as tool for policy makers. That is in addition to him being a climate sceptic which is well known. So Australia has a leader who is in denial of powerful physical processes which no doubt will impact on this new government in ways which will surprise many. Did the previous government not fail because it was unable to and disunited about dealing with fossil fuel addiction, how best to put a price on carbon and how to explain to the public why much of the cost of living pressures are caused by high oil prices as a result of peak oil? Does the new government think it will perform better by simply ignoring all these problems?

Full article: http://peakoil.com/publicpolicy/new-australian-prime-mini...

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