“The Quest” Questioned: A Series on Daniel Yergin’s Book

Here’s a list of all my posts in a series on Daniel Yergin’s book The Quest. Although he’s a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, his book has a bunch of mistakes in it, at least when it comes to his chapter on peak oil, “Is the World Running Out of Oil?”

I’ll add more of my posts as I get them finished.

#1: Peak Oil Projection Was Far Off?, 17 Sept 2011

#2: One Giant Oil Field?, 19 Sept 2011

#3: We’re Finding Oil Faster Than We’re Using It?, 23 Sept 2011

#4: Only the Pessimists Have Been Wrong?, 25 Sept 2011

#5: Peak Oil = Running Out of Oil?, 25 Sept 2011


books I've read on failure & grace

The World Without Us
The Last Oil Shock: A Survival Guide to the Imminent Extinction of Petroleum Man
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
Hell and High Water: Global Warming--the Solution and the Politics--and What We Should Do
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
The Tipping Point
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time
The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity and the Renewal of Civilization
Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail
The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History, 1300-1850
Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World

Mason's favorite books »