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Oil Supply Limits and the Continuing Financial Crisis

Oil Supply Limits and the Continuing Financial Crisis - Unofficial Version
By Gail Tverberg
Published in Energy Volume 37, Issue 1, January 2012, Pages 27-34. Official version available at Science Direct.
http://ourfiniteworld.com/oil-supply-limits-and-the-continuing-financial-crisis/

Abstract
Since 2005, (1) world oil supply has not increased, and (2) the world has undergone its most severe economic crisis since the Depression. In this paper, logical arguments and direct evidence are presented suggesting that a reduction in oil supply can be expected to reduce the ability of economies to use debt for leverage. The expected impact of reduced oil supply combined with this reduced leverage is similar to the actual impact of the 2008–2009 recession in OECD countries. If world oil supply should continue to remain generally flat, there appears to be a significant possibility that oil consumption in OECD countries will continue to decline, as emerging markets consume a greater share of the total oil that is available. If this should happen, based on these findings we can expect a continuing financial crisis similar to the 2008–2009 recession including significant debt defaults. The financial crisis may eventually worsen, to resemble a collapse situation as described by Joseph Tainter in The Collapse of Complex Societies (1990) or an adverse decline situation similar to adverse scenarios foreseen by Donella Meadows in Limits to Growth (1972).

Highlights
► Reduced oil consumption leads to lower economic growth and less capacity for debt.
► Lower capacity for debt leads to debt defaults, reduced credit, falling home prices.
► Oil supply limits appear to be a primary cause of the 2008–09 recession.
► If world oil supply remains level, more recession can be expected in OECD countries.
► Inadequate demand for high-priced oil is likely to cause much oil to be left in place.

http://ourfiniteworld.com/oil-supply-limits-and-the-continuing-financial-crisis/
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by tikyuu_2006 | 2014-08-21 22:15 | 新しい文明の構想

「石油文明が終わる、3・11後、日本はどう備える」、信濃木崎夏期大学

21世紀は「地方の時代」と言われます。私はその典型のような「信濃木崎夏期大学」で、去る2012年8月1日集中講義をする機会がありました。
風光明媚な長野県安曇野、北アルプスを望む大町市、その木崎湖畔の学堂で大正6年から毎年、今年で96年目となる夏期大学、周辺の小中学校、教育委員会、大町市の方々が、ボランティアで運営される大学は素晴らしい、とてもさわやかな地域の活動でした。私もとても勉強になりました。下記です、ご参考に、
http://www6.ocn.ne.jp/~kitakyo/index.html
第96回 信濃木崎夏期大学・石井吉徳先生の講座
http://3rxt0.blog24.fc2.com/blog-entry-788.html
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この講座はその後、毎日新聞で大きく取り上げられました、2012年8月4日「特集ワイド」、「原発の呪縛、この国は何処へ行こうとしているのか」で、タイトルは「自然は有限、脱浪費を」と大見出し、内野雅一さんが逗子の自宅までインタビューして下さいました、 
http://oilpeak.web.fc2.com/pdf_files/mainichi012826.pdf

しかし信濃木崎夏期大学の次年度、2014年は東大、一丸節夫名誉教授による「環境三題:大気と海・生命・原子力発電」、つまりIPCCの地球温暖化危機説と原子力推進、核融合論のセットだった由。
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by tikyuu_2006 | 2014-08-06 14:03 | これからの日本