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Views of Peak Oil and Population

March 21, 2010 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Jack Alpert for this article.

Population is the ‘hot potato’ of topics related to peak oil. It is the often the one most difficult to discuss as it can be a very sensitive topic, both on a micro and macro level. However, 81% expect a significant decrease in human population across the globe by the end of the 21st century, although only 58% see it happening in their own country…86% think there are too many people in the world but a massive 96% think there are too many people who consume too much, suggesting that it is not population alone that is the problem, but population multiplied by consumption.

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