‘Peak Oil’ is a key concept for ‘Transitions’. Some of the key concepts and Joanna Macy’s the ‘Great Turning’ are introduced under the ‘About’ page here. A series of links led us to these 2006 articles about ‘Peak Oil in North Korea and Cuba’ – two countries with ‘at first glance similar?’ ‘left-wing’ regimes that for different reasons experienced something like ‘peak oil’ in the 1990s:
- Article from ‘Yes’ magazine here (new window)
- 2006 article by Joanna Macy in ‘Yes’ magazine about the Great Turning
As you will read they followed very different strategies with disastrous and favourable consequences – but which failed and which succeeded and what lessons might be learned?