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Sunday, March 05, 2006

Peak Oil: Life After the Oil Crash

Peak Oil: Life After the Oil Crash

Not really sure of what to think of this website. It certainly paints a chilling scenario for the rest of my natural life... However, I found a few flaws in the thinking behind the website.

1. It summarily dismisses the development of new sources of energy, along with innovations in technology that would diminish our reliance on oil. I do, however, realize that it is going to take a lot of resources to develop enough new technologies to make a difference. In fact, this is why Bush was pushing the development of new energy technology in his State of the Union speech. He even came to Michigan to pitch a few of his ideas.

2. The author of this website also doesn't take into account the US oil reserve, or tapping into additional resources in Alaska and Canada. I used to work for an oil services company, and I know for a fact that activity in that particular area is growing substantially right now.

While the website certainly gets one thinking about our absolute reliance on oil, and presents it all in a doomsday scenario, I am much more hopeful that humanity will rise to the occasion once again. I don't think that we need to go backwards as a result of our dependence, and I certainly hope that the end of progress is not in sight.

More later...



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