Population decline and decreasing Oil production: article recommendation


Another quick article recommendation, yet another cheery subject (oh well, that’s what the novel’s all about I suppose!) This article is about the possible effects on population as a result of peak oil kicking-in. Relevant again to the novel: the Collapse suffered in the back-story involves a major population decline or ‘die-back’. One thing the article points out is that there was a great deal of discussion about ’emergency measures’ during the Cold War. However with a greater emergency on the horizon, no serious consideration has been given to planning an adequate response whatsoever:

Oil Decline Rate And Population by Peter Goodchild

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About Owen Law

My pen-name is ‘Owen Law’ (real name: Nicholas Davies.) I’m a science fiction writer specialising in dystopian/apocalyptic visions of the future. I’m from Shropshire, England (on the borders with Wales) and I’m in my forties. I have a background in public services and training. I’ve been working on my first novel, Dragon Line, since 2008. I’ve also written several short stories, one of which you can find on this blog (‘Matilda Leviathan‘). I now reside on the border of Shropshire and Wales, and my interests include writing (of course!), current affairs and environmental issues.
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