22 May 2011

A Perspective On Oil

Sometimes people seem to act like we've always had oil and always will. The Republicans assure us that all we need to do is drill more and our energy problems will be solved. That's not only short-sighted -- it's wrong. The truth is that we've had a short but glorious run with oil, but it's nearly over -- whether we like it or not. If we have not yet reached the point of "peak oil" (the point where production begins to fall no matter how much drilling is done), then we are very close to it. It's time to change our energy priorities and find something new (and hopefully renewable) -- either that or kiss our way of life good-bye. Chart is from the pages of the excellent blog

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