By Ursula Goodenough
5 May 2011

Sometimes, as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.

I was recently at a scientific conference on the development of sustainable biofuels, this being my lab's research focus. Much data was presented and much was said of substance. But the one slide I made sure to get a copy of was this one from Steve Mayfield at UCSD, conveying the history and availability of petroleum at current usage rates (more information here). …

Peak Oil In Perspective via The Oil Drum


  1. killing Mother said...

    How timely. I was just responding to the contemporary mythology that more drilling will lead to energy independence. Fossil fuels are a finite resource, prepared by Earth over millenia, and non-renewable. Humans are such idiots.  


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