12 Mar '12, 7pm

Toward Energy Literacy: Our "Peak Oil" Reality: "Energy literacy" and "peak oil literacy" should be requirement...

Toward Energy Literacy: Our "Peak Oil" Reality: "Energy literacy" and "peak oil literacy" should be requirement...

A recent MSNBC show allowed a guest to state, without challenge, that U.S. oil production is now at an all-time high. No one, including the host and three other guests, objected to this statement. Many articles in various media outlets are now trumpeting the new “oil boom” in the U.S. The fact is that U.S. oil production is a bit more than half of what it was at its peak in the early 1970s. It is not even close to an all-time high. This is not a small discrepancy in facts — every pundit should know this information when discussing our current and future energy needs. The U.S. peaked in oil production long ago, and the globe seems to be at a peak now. The idea of “peak oil” — that a maximum production level is reached for any and all oil fields, followed by a steady bell-curve decline — was made famous when M. King Hubbert, a Shell geologist, accurately predicted in 1956 th...

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