More good news about Peak Oil, on the demand side

Many in the Peak Oil community have trumpeted the rise of oil prices from their 1990’s average of aprox $20 (measured by West Texas Intermediate, aka WTI). For example, note these posts at The Old Drum: The Bet Oil Price Touches $100 a Barrel; Signal of Pending Oil Shortages Ignored Holding Daniel Yergin and CERA …

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Recommended reading: transforming the Army, the hard way

ARMY magazine has posted part two of Donald Vandergriff’s (Major, US Army, retired) article about the Adaptive Leaders Course.  This describes one path to organizational transformation.  The difficult way, building from the foundation up — building something that outlasts all the hot intellectual fads, and can evolve over generations.  The senior Army leadership’s attention to Vandergriff is important good …

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Recommended reading: an autopsy of the 2002 Millennium Challenge war games

War games rigged?  General says Millennium Challenge 02 ‘was almost entirely scripted’, By Sean D. Naylor in the Army Times (16 August 2002). Vignettes like this illustrate the structural ills of our defense apparatus better than any theoretical analysis can. The most elaborate war game the U.S. military has ever held was rigged so that it appeared …

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Good news about Global Oil Production!

Forecasts of oil production are converging as better data and analysis eliminate many possible scenarios — including the apocalyptic ones so beloved by doomsters.   The experts in this group look for an imminent (starting somewhere in the next few years) peak in liquid fuels (petroleum & biofuels) production, followed by either a long plateau or a slow decline.  These five …

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