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Forum Post: Energy Peak Oil

Posted 6 years ago on Jan. 6, 2012, 8:53 a.m. EST by HarryCrew07 (433)
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Sorry to people who hate links! I still think that this forum is a decent way to spread information. This video is about peak energy and our society which is built on a formula of "must grow" but is running up against an energy source of "can't grow."

I think it is pertinent with all the discussion going on about the tar-sands pipeline being economically helpful.

Video can be found here:




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[-] 1 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 6 years ago

I'm on dial-up so I haven't checked the link. I note that you have been spammed with a live -all-sports - link which may indicate that you have hit a nerve.

I've a book by James Howard Kunstler, The Long Emergency, 2005, and in it he claims that the industries own analysis on peak oil was that it would be reached sometime between 2000 and 2010.

It would coincide with increasing prices and armed conflict over those reserves that remain.

Which I think helps to explain much of what is happening in Congress - repelikans want control over energy policy and they will break our entire system of government to get it.

[-] 1 points by HarryCrew07 (433) 6 years ago

Interestingly enough, Peak was reached in about 2004. :) Hope you get to view the video.

[-] 1 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 6 years ago

I don't doubt the estimate. It sounds about right.

The book [above] indicated that the oil industry wasn't very accurate in their statements regarding their own reserves - in part to keep stock prices high and I think there was another reason as well - can't remember.

I have no doubt we are past peak - and I'll keep on saying it until someone provides irrefutable evidence otherwise.