Since I became Peak Oil aware I’ve always wondered about the assumption that as Americans we’ll just go back to using wood for heating and cooking with no problems. Most people assume that we’ll just start using wood again and there it is. Finally a blog writer touches this subject.
Click over here to read the first two parts of her series about wood.
Here in the heartland it seems unlikely that we’ll use a whole lot of wood for fuel, mostly because it’s not as readily available as other place. If I had to guess, I’d say we might see people burning corn cobs. I know that’s a strange thought, but it’s pretty easy to grow and it acts a lot like wood when it burns, although you would need some large fields of it to do much good.
Anyone have any thoughts on how this might get resolved? Read the 2 parts of the series first and see the potential magnitude of the problem.