Friday, May 13, 2011

Peak oil explained

As regular readers know, I don't have a lot of respect for folks who can actually believe that Peak Oil and climate change aren't real problems.  The evidence isn't all THAT hard to understand, but even so, I am always looking for ways to explain these life-threatening dilemmas to folks who slept through eight-grade science class.  This is one of the best I have seen.

An Incredible Hand-Drawn Guide To The Peak Oil Crisis
Gus Lubin | May 12, 2011, 1:35 PM | 42,279 | 33
Every six months, the scientists who make up the Association for the Study of Peak Oil gather to discuss the collapse of society.
One of the best presentations this spring came from Uppsala University's Kjell Aleklett, featuring hand-drawn charts and illustrations by Olle Qvennerstedt.
Aleklett makes an argument that a child could understand.
World oil production has peaked. Politicians deny that it has peaked. When oil production drops sharply, the politicians will have a rude awakening. more
Sample illustrations

Global Oil Production Has Peaked

We Aren't Finding Many New Oil Fields

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