Conservation

Steven Jones rmorrow at mcn.org
Mon Jan 1 19:32:49 EST 2001


Karl Davies wrote:
> 
> Steven Jones wrote:
> 
> > Karl Davies wrote:
> > >
> > > "D. Staples" wrote:
> > >
> > > > http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0011/earthlights_dmsp_big.jpg
> > >
> > > According to Richard Duncan, the end of the "Petroleum Interval" (to be
> > > distinguished by its brevity from the "Ages" of stone, bronze, iron) will
> > > begin when those lights start going out, and it will be in a matter of
> > > years, not decades.  See http://dieoff.com/page224.htm.  Big question is
> > > where will it start?  Russia?  East Asia?  Central and South America?
> > > California???
> > >
> > > KD
> >
> > The current Atlantic Mag (Dec, I believe) has an article on oil.
> > It says that because of the improvements in the methods of finding
> > new oil and extracting oil from previously abandoned fields, that
> > there are more known oil reserves now, than there have ever been.
> > Worth a read.
> 
> Sorry, but any article on oil that starts out with the quote "Knowledge, not
> petroleum, is becoming the critical
> resource in the oil business..." is not worth reading, IMO.  This is just
> another classic "we'll never run out of oil" piece, and the author, Rauch, is a
> lowly journalist, not even an economist! <G>  Furthermore, journalists who kiss
> Lord Larry Summers' butt are the lowest of the low.  See
> http://www.daviesand.com/Connections/Big_Picture/Mission_Shift/Lord_Larry/.
> 
> Anyone interested in some cornucopian entertainment can find Rauch's article at
> http://www.theatlantic.com/issues/2001/01/rauch.htm.
> 
Since this is really off topic to this group and your reply is
mostly a non sequitur, I will end my part here. I would suggest
that anyone interested in the topic read the article and the
letters about it that will appear in later issues.

SAJ






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