My good friend over at Tiny House Designs, Michael, posted this on his personal Facebook page last night and I really liked it. It sets the stage for the issues surrounding peak oil, then talks about how Cuba coped when economic sanctions block most imports of oil and other key resources to their country. Why is this important? Because they essentially experienced what peak oil would be like on a very rapid time line, then rose to meet the challenges. They shifted to local economies and small scale urban agriculture rapidly when they suddenly couldn’t get gas to run tractors, to import food, to really do anything. The power went out, the shelves were empty and their world was turned upside down. See how they met the challenge head on!