ABC's "Crude" announces end of oil age

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  1. eclipse macrumors 6502a

    eclipse

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    Did anyone see this May 2007 ABC documentary from their award winning science unit? It basically states that they think we are near the end of the oil age... that is, oil production is about to peak and head into permanent decline, causing a growing gap between supply and demand and driving the price ever upwards.

    See the Crude website here.

    I have to say, our Aussie ABC has been leading the world on peak oil awareness, with 4 Corners covering it June last year.

    God help America and Australia... we have some of the highest per capita oil consumption in the world. The Europeans on average use half the oil / capita because of a different city plan.
     
  2. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    I've heard scattered reports of experts claiming the same thing -- that we've passed the half-way point in the world's oil supply. Of course, that sort of negative news doesn't get big play, because we don't want to believe it.

    That's a nicely-designed web site, BTW.
     
  3. Desertrat macrumors newbie

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    Hubbert's Pimple has been the root cause of quite a few threads here.

    'Rat
     
  4. eclipse thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, blogger's a lot easier to manage these days. Did you see the show though? "Crude" then went on to argue that the oil was probably formed in a super-greenhouse event in which the oceans totally died except for the top few meters of scum... and that global warming could head in that direction. Very alarming.
     

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