Saturday, January 5, 2008

Peak Oil - Public Health is Fundamental

Dan Bednarz is the leading writer on Peak Oil and Healthcare. The challenges faced by health care are perhaps greater culturally than in other sectors. Our entire health care system is built on oil and writers generally consider that we need to radically rethink our approach. However we tackle it we need to rapidly improve public health...

This is an excerpt from Bednarz's latest offering, this time with Kirsten Bradford:

"With few exceptions, medicine is not preparing for global warming and the approaching zeniths in the extraction of oil, natural gas and coal from the earth (often referred to as peak oil). The implications of these intertwined socioeconomic and geopolitical perils are stupefying, with global warming calling for radical reductions in the use of fossil fuels to reduce carbon emissions – most estimates calculate 80% or more by 2050. "

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