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Oil Man: Chroniques du début de la fin du pétrole

For non-francophones, it’s the chronicles of the beginning of the end of oil, a blog on Le Monde’s website

“The Quest” Questioned #3: We’re Finding Oil Faster Than We’re Using It?

Daniel Yergin cites numbers to give a hopeful picture of oil supplies—but he seems to rely on questionable data

Ending Fossil Fuel Subsidies May Be the Way to Jumpstart Climate Finance

Also in this week’s Climate Post, a grim energy forecast from the Energy Information Administration, and the growth of China’s environmental movement

“The Saudi Arabian liquor store is running out of bottles. Do we sober up, or do we find another liquor store, full of really crappy booze, to break into?”

Bill McKibben on the increasing use of tar sands and America’s addiction to oil

Will Tar Sands Pipeline Threaten Groundwater?

Proposed Keystone XL pipeline would carry diluted bitumen, or “dilbit”

“The Quest” Questioned #2: One Giant Oil Field?

Yergin claims that the geologist M. King Hubbert tried to predict the future of oil by treating as if U.S. oil were all in one huge field—but that’s far from the truth

“The Quest” Questioned #1: Peak Oil Projection Was Far Off?

Yergin says Hubbert’s famous 1956 prediction for U.S. oil was far off the mark—but that’s not so

Tar Sands Pipeline Gets Green Light in Environmental Review

Elsewhere, big disagreements on estimates for shale gas, and progress on burying the problem of carbon emissions

Don’t let speculation distract us from peak oil

Oil production has flat-lined since 2005—and any analysis of oil prices has to take that into account, economist says

Libya’s Revolution Could Provide Stimulus through Cheaper Oil

However, analysts predicted that getting back to pre-revolution oil production may take Libya a few years


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

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