Summary: A common rebuttal to "peak oil" is to show that we are not running out of oil. While true and comforting, this is irrelevant and can blind us to the serious danger of declining oil production. Things will certainly work out in the long run, but that will not offset pain during our lives … Continue reading An effective rebuttal to warnings about Peak Oil?
This series will discuss why believers in Peak Oil (aka "Peakists") are a minority, with little influence over national energy policy in the US and elsewhere. Looking at Peak Oil literature, it appears that the answer is they typical one of American "doomster" communities: "we are smart/visionary/public-spirited; they are stupid/blind/evil-doers-in-thrall-to-dark-forces. In other words, the Peakists … Continue reading Myths about Peak Oil: There are not enough petro-engineers!