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Peak Oil raises its head

Peak Oil raises its head

Tverberg: The World Has A Major Crude Oil Problem; Expect Conflict Ahead Authored by Gail Tverberg via Our Finite World blog, Media outlets tend to make it sound as if all our economic problems are temporary problems, related to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In fact, world crude oil production has been falling behind needed levels since 2019. This problem, by itself, encourages the world economy to contract in unexpected ways, including in the form of economic lockdowns and aggression between…

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Reconsidering Peak Oil

Reconsidering Peak Oil

It was the 2004 documentary, the End of Suburbia that introduced me to the principle of Peak Oil and where I first encountered names like Mike Ruppert, James Howard Kunstler and Richard Heinberg. Right now, it seems to me that although in some ways the documentary got some things wrong  – they failed to foresee fracking and other methods that have kept things going); it was also made before the 2008 financial meltdown that was not addressed although it was…

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The war in Ukraine and resource depletion

The war in Ukraine and resource depletion

No one will win in the Russia-Ukraine conflict Gail Tverberg Most people have a preconceived notion that there will be a clear winner and loser from any war. In their view, the world economy will go on, much as before, after the war is “won” by one side or the other. In my view, we are basically dealing with a no-win situation. No matter what the outcome, the world economy will be worse off after the fighting stops. The problem…

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