Congressman Roscoe Bartlett, Folk Hero, Ct’ed.

One reader pointed out, Bartlett was on Wolf Blitzer’s CNN show in March

When Bartlett made his first speech on the topic a little over a year
ago it felt like something of a watershed. However, I’m in no position
to judge how influencial he has really been. Apparently, George Bush
thanked him for his leadership on Peak Oil
however what’s needed in response
is a much more tangible effort than that.

It’s encouraging that the issue of Peak Oil is leading people from all
walks of life and politicial persuasions towards similar conclusions;
conclusions which position lifestyle changes and relocalisation efforts
as central to the solutions. So while the solutions are mostly local,,
top down co-ordination is required for providing resources, financial
support, education programs, and helpful legislative changes, to allow
people to help themselves, as well as infastructure and renewable
investments. Congressman Roscoe Bartlett, Folk Hero, Ct’ed.