25 Apr '16, 12pm

In a fit of Peak, I review @masoninman ’s Oracle of Oil https://t.co/lKs7hRBQ2O

In a fit of Peak, I review @masoninman ’s Oracle of Oil https://t.co/lKs7hRBQ2O

Type the words "peak oil " into the Treehugger search window and you will come up with dozens of posts referencing M. King Hubbert, the geologist who projected back in the 50s that the easy oil was going to run out, that it was going to get harder and harder to find the stuff, and it was going to get more and more expensive to get out of the ground. For many years it seemed that he was right; these days, when gas is back to around two bucks a gallon he is somewhat out of fashion, as people ask “Peak oil? what peak oil?" In the Financial Times , Ed Crooks notes that many now call Hubbert a punchline rather than a visionary. So perhaps timing isn’t great for the release of Mason Inman’s new book, The Oracle of Oil, a biography of Marion King Hubbert, who turns out to be perhaps neither a punchline nor an oracle, but still a very interesting character indeed. He doesn't seem ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/energy-policy/oracle-oil-book-r...

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