Newcastle, Australia, August 10, 2006 --(PR.com
)-- A new blog launched recently seeks to explore health care options after peak oil. "Because modern medicine runs on fossil fuel, just like the rest of our society, it is vulnerable to rising oil prices and supply disruptions", says blog founder Paul Roth, a medical professional in Australia.
While there is a growing awareness about peak oil, relatively little has been written about the potential health impacts. "I spent several months scouring the internet for information about peak oil, but only found a few sites specifically covering the possible health effects," he said.
"We need to look at our current health system, where it is most vulnerable to the effects of peak oil, and what we can do to begin changing things now, rather than waiting for a crisis," he concluded.
A growing number of experts predict that peak oil will occur within the next five years. Peak oil is when half the world's oil is gone. While half will still be left, it is the hardest and most expensive to extract. Coupled with increasing world demand, prices are likely to continue increasing, with some experts predicting that oil will reach $200 a barrel within the next 10 years. You can register for free at the website and contribute to the discussion about the future of health care.