[ExI] Whatever happened to peak oil by 2020?

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Wed May 8 08:04:05 UTC 2013

On Wed, May 08, 2013 at 09:16:08AM +0200, Tomaz Kristan wrote:
> > I should say it surprises me that in 2013 most people have no clue what
> Peak Fossil means
> Yes, indeed! After 7 or so years after the peek oil, they still don't get
> it! Even those oil diggers, instead of realizing it they just pump it ever
> more and more.

Yeah, they drill like the demented and get less and less per well and
effort spent, and energy invested. So not more and more, it's a Red
Queen situation. It should tell a sane person something
(net energy cliff, ahem) but people are pretty insane that way.

As a whole the humanity seems to subscribe to the Alfred E. Neumann
school of thinking.

I'm getting pretty tired of the resident Cassandra job, so I'm keeping
this down to a dull roar. The numbers are out there for your consumption;
make of them what you will (most don't bother to look).

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