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RogerCO



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2005 5:22 pm    Post subject: PO Leaflet Reply with quote

This link is to a leaflet which I have drafted as a double sided A4 two fold (which gives you a tall thin flyer with 6 panels) leaflet.
The link is to a pdf version - still needs some final editing and fact checking - in particular UK and US consumption in million bpd. (and I am right in thinking that there are 40 gallons in a barrel?). Also the folds are not quite in the right place. Also I used the Good/Bad/Ugly poster but the text doesn't stand out - I tried colouring it but it didn't look good - suggestions anyone?

Would very much appreciate any comments or suggestions - once I am happy with it I will be using it and will make both pdf and doc versions available here so that you can edit and adapt for your own use.

'Fraid the pdf is 550kB 'cos CuteFTP ain't that efficient (and the doc is 2.5Mb cos of the scaled pictures)
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2005 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A barrel of oil is 42 US gallons, which is 158.98 litres.
A US gallon is 3.785 litres, whereas an Imperial gallon is 4.546 litres.
So a barrel is only 35 Imperial gallons.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2005 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get an error message trying to open that - not sure if it's my problem or yours.

The only comment I have without seeing it, is that I reckon any leaflet should make it clear that it is our oil addiction that is also the cause of the recently highlighted climate change and the unpopular war in Iraq (as well as inevitable future wars). Having informed people about peak oil (petrol prices, the economy etc.) and then, as if that wasn't enough, topped it off with the environment and global security; I don't see how anyone could argue against reducing oil consumption! You could also do with making clear that individuals, the government and science all need to play their part, especially the first of those. Triple problem - triple solution.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2005 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

grrr and terribly sorry - it looks like it got corrupted

try again now
http://www.crosborne.co.uk/poleaflet.pdf

the doc is also there now
http://www.crosborne.co.uk/poleaflet.doc
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2005 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent leaflet. I do like the headline - "Get Ready for a Low Energy World".

What I don't like is this statement:
"If today?s oil production was shared out equally then each
person would have 2 litres a day?
?and the oil would still all run out within 40 years"

This is like the BP Stats report.

The confusion people most frequently have is that "Peak Oil = oil running out" - anything that could possibly reinforce such miscomprehension should be removed.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few things:
*Should No.7 say "supply=demand"?
*In the advice section, "Join the Green Party" makes it sound like the whole leaflet's been a big scam funded by the Green Party!
* "demand that the government to make" needs changing doesn't it?

Good work!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks fantastic...when you are happy and have a finalised version let me know and I'd love to make it downloadable for all on the site.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's excellent Roger; engaging, clear, and maps an outline of the subject really well. But, a few provisos:

The first oil well was drilled in 1859 not 1869

With the way that prices are rising, anything which says "with oil at $65", needs a year (and month!) on the leaflet Smile

I'd add www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net to your list as it seems to have been pivotal for many of us PeakNiks.

I agree that the '40 years until we run out' bit isn't really appropriate.

I don't think gas should be on there - I reckon a separate gas leaflet could be more appropriate: its peak date will be different, its depletion profile is different, its uses are different. There's only so much that you can put in a small leaflet.

Though I'm a member of the Green Party myself and concur with the sentiment that the GP is the only party whose policies really face up to what PO is about with a strategy for dealing with them, I don't think the GP should be mentioned in the leaflet. The GP is not a 'campaigning organisation', it's a political party and mixing us in with PowerSwitch is muddying the waters. I reckon it's high time that the GP got it's own leaflet out Wink

All said and done it's a very good leaflet - and I like the humour aspect to grab the attention too.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, problem with LATOC is that it's very doomerific; it does put people off.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the comments - all now incorporated and new version available (at slightly different url)
www.crosborne.co.uk/peakoil/poleaflet.doc
Word version (650kB) fully editable and adaptable under creative commons lisence for your own purposes.
www.crosborne.co.uk/peakoil/poleaflet.pdf
1200 dpi pdf version for printing and linking (bigger file at 850kB)

James - please feel free to repost into your resources area (and adapt if you want)
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandidoz wrote:
Hmm, problem with LATOC is that it's very doomerific; it does put people off.


I agree, but almost every PeakNik I chat to has always found it fairly early on. A bit like jumping into a plunge pool Wink

I think its inclusion or not could be argued either way. It was just a thought.
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