[ExI] Doomsday Oil Price: (was RIP: Peak Oil)

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Sat Feb 25 11:01:22 UTC 2012

On 25 February 2012 11:15, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:

> Congratulations, you've just rediscovered the energy trap
> http://www.theoildrum.com/node/8526
> and the energy cliff http://www.energybulletin.net/node/46579
> which very few people do on their own.
> And therein lies the core of our problems: most people do
> not realize that time is running out, and increasingly
> heroic measures are required to climb out of the trap
> the longer you wait while our muscle withers. Long-term
> prognosis of such behaviour is unfavorable.

I see the point, and wonder whether in fact we are not already in such a

OTOH, rather than going for a replacement with lower-EROI alternatives
which is becoming increasingly unlikely for the reasons explained therein,
perhaps we should make use of whatever resources we can still put on the
table for breakthrough-oriented research programmes.

Stefano Vaj
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