Running on Empty Down-Under

Concerns on the rise in Australia over the impact of peak oil after Labor backbencher Andrew McNamara gave speech in Queensland Parliament warming of its consequences.

Published: 04-Apr-2005

When the Labor backbencher Andrew McNamara rose from his seat in the Queensland Parliament in February to state a few home truths about falling world oil supplies, he expected, at most, a few catcalls from the Opposition benches.

Instead, the speech by the provincial solicitor from Hervey Bay "bounced around the world".

Although his words were little reported elsewhere in Australia, McNamara was inundated with emails from around the globe congratulating him for addressing an issue that might have seen him labelled a flat-earther.



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