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Letters to the editor: Issue 533 20 Nov 2009

The oil running out is an even bigger threat than climate change!

Reg Harman, Hertford

I fully agree with Richard George’s well-focused comments on the implications of climate change (ibid). But it’s not just climate change that should drive our thinking on what transport and spatial planning approach can secure us an acceptable future. Energy depletion, I would argue, is actually far more threatening, certainly in the short term.

The first forecasts of when the supply/demand curve for world petroleum oil supplies would peak emerged in the 1970s. They foresaw the peak...

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