Another respected scientist with no particular links to the climate change/environmental agenda here telling governments to get their heads out of the sand and face up to dwindling oil supplies.I've blogged about similar before here.
When will they get it? Probably when it's too late. They should be planning now for expensive oil. The cars being bought today should have a life of 10 years. If they want people to start cycling, they need to build some infrastructure - we wont't go from 2% modal share to 40% overnight.
The current suspension of reality rather confirms the suspicion that climate change denial is motivated by a general desire to avoid changing the comfy cheap-oil-fuelled lifestyles of the rich, and not-so-rich, rather than by any legitimate criticism of the science or methodology. Anyone who believes in a conspiracy of scientists would also believe in a conspiracy of oil interests you would think.
Anyway, I'm off to buy a solar panel before the lights go out.