Modeling the Peak
It is hard for me to keep track of everything dependant on Peak Energy, so I have been thinking about different ways to model associations and relationships of the systems involved.
My first run at this uses UML, perhaps not the best choice. If anyone can recommend a better way to do this, please let me know in the comments section.
A couple of points about this -
I've left out a few components - Fresh Water, Resource War, Renewable energy. Also, these items are more interelated than I have shown. But it would be better to break the model into multiple models rather than to try and make a large, confusing one. Actually, the model above is kind of shaggy anyways.
Ultimately I'd like to see Peak Energy modeled like the weather - where small trends lead to a multiplicity of possible outcomes, but large trends (here I would compare the jet stream to depletion) lead to overarching, predictable results.
In my copious spare time.