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peak oil

Just turned in “The Oracle of Oil” to the publisher

It’s been a while since I’ve posted on here, since I’ve been busy writing a book, tentatively titled The Oracle of Oil. It’s the first biography of maverick geologist M. King Hubbert, often called “the father of peak oil” for his pioneering forecasts of an approaching peak and decline of oil. I just turned in the […]

New Survey of Undiscovered Oil Shows Shift Away from Middle East, Russia

A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey downgraded how much oil remains to be found in the Middle East and Russia, compared to their last assessment, more than a decade ago

The View from Inside Chesapeake’s Board of Directors

Oil industry veteran Charles Maxwell tells the inside story of how Chesapeake Energy helped ignite the the shale gas rush

Peak oil is here and oil prices will keep rising, says physicist Michio Kaku

The consensus is that the world is at Hubbert’s Peak or within ten years of it, Kaku says

Peak oil “is the secret ticking time bomb under the global capitalist system”

—Bülent Gökay, International studies professor

We need to imagine life without oil, says legendary ecologist Buzz Holling

Not many scientists take peak oil seriously—but they should, Holling said at the Resilience 2011 conference

Hope for U.S. Oil: Where It Could Come From

Conventional oil production on land is declining across the nation—but there are great hopes for tight oil, enhanced recovery, and deepwater

How not to argue against the idea of peak oil

In trying to shoot down an article in Nature, co-authored by the UK’s former science advisor, Michael Levi of the Council on Foreign Relations makes a bunch of basic errors

Obama falsely claimed U.S. oil production at an all-time high

Giving false hope, Obama claimed several times last year that U.S. oil extraction was at an all-time high, when actually it’s in a long-term decline

Global crude oil production will soon peak, DOE said in 2004

In a report pushing for development of oil shale—solid deposits of kerogen that can be cooked to produce oil—the Department of Energy says the peak of conventional crude oil is near


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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