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Will a drop in Peak Energy drastically change our lifestyle?

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View Poll Results: The lack of cheap energy in your lifetime....
won't happen 2 12.50%
will continue to cause recessions 3 18.75%
will cause deep recessions like this one 5 31.25%
wil cause depressions 3 18.75%
will cause a post-industrial era, survivalists 3 18.75%
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Re: Will a drop in Peak Energy drastically change our lifestyle?

Yay for knowledge of Teredo worms! Actually molluscs. I think that Columbus' ships were the first or among the first copper-clads; designed to minimize Teredo damage. Whether the copper sheets were nailed over 'holey' wood I dunno.

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Travel by foot, horse and boat account for all transportation and it is slow. Traveling 15 miles takes 5 hours...
I will agree that the current average walking speed is around 3 mph, but without dependable vehicles it will go back up to ~4.

And for those that push the envelope, 6 mph isn't out of the question. Roman soldiers managed it daily, going 30 miles in 5 hours then building the evening's fortificaitons.

I voted for the depression, only because Americans in general won't change their habits quickly enough. Some of us will, but...
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