The Greens, however, note the threat of peak oil in their platform for the May 12 election.
The single mention comes on page six of the Green platform, under the heading “Moving Toward Steady State Economics”:
All economies are embedded in and dependent on the biosphere for energy, materials, water and many other ecosystem services. Evidence suggests that the resources and natural systems of our planet cannot sustain unlimited economic expansion. Peak oil, climate change, accelerating species extinction, fresh water scarcity and nuclear power risks are among the more widely discussed threats.
Peak oil refers to the point at which the rate of global petroleum production climaxes, sending the supply of the natural resource into an inevitable, accelerating decline.
Peak-oil experts say the result could be a worldwide economic collapse.
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