In the film
Dr. Colin Campbell takes us to Stavanger in Norway where
he worked the last 10 years of his professional career. He explains
the aspects of discovery and subsequent production, the increase
and the decline, and the fact that this will happen to the world
as a whole very soon. Dr. Campbell is also our guide
throughout the film. Our anchorman, so to speak.
is a financial risk analyst with broad experience from some of the
worlds largest investment banks. He expresses his opinion
about signs that the market is reaching an extremity, and that this
tends to endorse what Colin Campbell and the ASPO are saying; that
we are near the peak. Webb underlines the importance to understand
that the dramatic event is not: "when we will run out of oil",
but rather: "what will happen when there is less tomorrow than
there is today?"
geologist Olve Torvanger has 30 years of world wide experience
in seismic surveys, searching for oil. He points to the seriousness
of a situation in which our tools become ever more sophisticated,
but we are finding less and less.
is Chairman and CEO of Simmons & Co.International, one of the
worlds largest energy investment banking firms. He expresses a deep
concern for the urgent need to take measures to prevent that the
decline shall destroy our society. He refers to the word crisis
as: A temporary problem that has been left unattended so long that
it has become permanent !
Norwegian board member of Simmons & Co expresses concern over
the oil companies downgrading of their reserves. He believes
that we are near the peak, but underlines that it will not make
people run to fill up their cars. "What we will see",
he says, "is a constant pressure towards ever higher prices."
editor of Petroleum Review in London draws up the lines of a need
for a much stronger involvement from government that could go as
far as deciding who can have, and who can not. The Government, he
claims, will find itself almost in a war-like situation.
reporter Michael C.Ruppert comments the fact that Dr.Campbell
was approached in his own village in Western Ireland by US intelligence.
Ruppert claims that what the CIA most of all wants to know is; how
close is the ASPO to penetrating the public consciousness with the
issues of PEAK OIL and how close is the public to acknowledging
what its going to mean. According to Ruppert the so-called
war on terrorism is nothing but a war to control the
last reamining oil reserves of the planet.
George W. Bush is worried that the US now imports over half
of their crude oil, from countries that dont particularly
like us,... that it could jeopardize our national security,
-to be dependent on sources of energy from countries that dont
care for America, -what we stand for, -what we love.