Of the many energy and climate-related challenges identified by the Alachua County Energy Conservation Strategies Commission (ECSC) peak oil production and decline was regarded as a major dilemma for our community and the United States as a whole. Referenced in the final report the ECSC cited the 2007 US General Accountability Office Report GAO-07-283 on peak oil. Peak oil is not the "end of oil" but it is the end of cheap oil.
In speaking of the report Alachua County Manager Randall H. Reid said, "The report is an analysis of how Alachua County can be made a more energy resilient and sustainable community. It is written in such a manner to both raise awareness of the problems facing our communities as well as propose solutions and implementation strategies. It was researched and prepared by a dedicated group of citizens, academics, and professionals who made up the ECSC."
To read the final report, click here
Climate Change and Florida
The Union of Concerned Scientists released a report in 2017 of interest to all Floridians:
When Rising Seas Hit Home: Hard Choices Ahead for Hundreds of US Coastal Communities.
The full report can be found here
A fact sheet specific to Florida is here
"In Florida and all along the US coastline, many cities and towns will experience high-tide flooding within the next few decades that will be chronic and extensive enough to force difficult choices. "