[extropy-chat] Debate on Peak Oil

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Tue Apr 26 20:44:59 UTC 2005

At 12:11 PM 4/26/2005 -0700, Hal wrote:

>...Peak Oil sites provide biased news.  They search
>the press for all the bad things, but won't reprint good news (that
>is, news which goes against their theories).  Unfortunately I have not
>found a site which focuses on good news on this topic, so it is hard to
>acquire a balanced picture.  I did order the book by Huber but it would
>be nice to see a blog or some other source that discusses topics on a
>day to day basis.  Of course an unbiased site would be best, but I've
>given up hope in that regard!  At this point I just try to find a mix
>of information sources.

Well, here's another, rather simplified but ...

<Dr Jeremy Leggett is chief executive of Solar Century, the UK's largest 
independent solar electric company, and a member of the Government's 
Renewables Advisory Board. His book Half Gone: Oil, Gas, Hot Air and the 
Global Energy Crisis will be published by Portobello Books in November. He 
will be addressing a conference, Peak Oil UK: Entering the Age of Oil 
Depletion, in Edinburgh later today >


< I, like most people, have been in denial about oil depletion for years. I 
was once a creature of the oil industry. I taught for 11 years in one of 
its elite training houses, at the Royal School of Mines. I did so much 
consulting for big oil companies that I was once able to buy my daughter 
two horses. I did not believe the early toppers when their stories first 
became public in the late 1990s. I was an environmentalist by then, but 
still had a healthy respect for the oil industry. I made the snap judgement 
that the early toppers couldn't be correct. How could the industry I had 
grown up in be so wrong? >

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