One of the things I appreciate about the “movement” prompted by the issue of “peak oil” is the number of impressive people (at least in my estimation) who have emerged into the forefront as analysts/contributors to this and related issues… Colin Campbell, Richard Heinberg, Nate Hagens, Nicole Foss, Rob Hopkins, and the list goes on and on…
One of these contributors is Robert Rapier, who here, in his latest youtube installment, takes up two recent articles that have apparently caused quite a “stir” among “peak oil” circles: the first about upcoming oil production and the second, a response to the first, which includes a discussion about potential consequences of that apparent production (for “climate change,” in particular).
Here’s the description that goes with Rapier’s video:
Enough oil to fry the planet?
by Robert Rapier
In this week’s episode of R-Squared Energy TV, I discuss the recently released paper by former Eni executive Leonardo Maugeri — in which he suggests global oil supplies will increase by 17 million barrels per day by the end of the decade — as well as George Monbiot’s highly publicized reaction to the report.
And here’s his video: