An earlier blog post by Ben Brangwyn, from the dim distant past of 2007
There is a deafening silence from the world of dentistry on the subject of Peak Oil. As we move into the era that marks the end of cheap and abundant fossil fuels, all healthcare systems will need to adapt to the ensuing constraints, dentistry included.
There's all sorts of degrees of engaging with the destructive impacts of jetting off far away from home. There are some people who will never set foot on a plane again once they've taken on board the environmental impact. Others will only fly for life/death reasons.
Many of the jobs within a post-oil era are going to be different from the jobs of today. The repair, reuse, recycle industries will see a lot more action, and the ways we choose to make the new stuff we need will undergo a major shift as well.
In the UK and Wales alone, there are 11,000 parishes (towns/villages), 60 cities and any number of rural communities that are going to have to navigate the downslope of energy descent, either proactively or reactively.