Forums continue to refer to the Net gain or loss that could be a consequence of our voting actions on the 23rd June. This post is not necessarily reflective of how I may be voting in the upcoming referendum but like most people eligible to vote, I have spent considerable time wading through the pros & cons of BREXIT.
In 2005, when asked about the possibility of peak oil, the Saudi oil minister was quoted as saying “The Stone Age didn't end for lack of stone, and the oil age will end long before the world runs out of oil.” While I don’t agree with this particular analogy in regard to peak oil – historically each transition from the previous energy source has been for a higher energy dense fuel, one that’s been easier to store, transport, and is more cost effective.
It is a widely accepted theory that an effect of global climate change is an increase of extreme weather events. A study published in Nature Climate Change in April 2015 suggests these effects are already evident. Attributing 75% of moderate temperature increase extremes and 18% of precipitation extremes to human factors.