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WHEN OIL PEAKED

By Kenneth S. Deffeyes

Narrated by Kent Cassella

     
3 Audio CDs List Price: $24.99    Your price: $6.991
EAN: 9781400118915
Mp3-CD List Price: $19.99    Your price: $10.002
EAN: 9781400168910
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Publication Date: 09/29/2010 Running Time: 3 hrs 30 min
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Kenneth S. Deffeyes, a former researcher for Shell Oil Company, demonstrates that the peak of oil production has passed and that oil production will never be as high again.

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"[A] level-headed look at the earthly limits of our natural resources." ---Publishers Weekly

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In two earlier books, Hubbert's Peak and Beyond Oil, geologist Kenneth S. Deffeyes laid out his rationale for concluding that world oil production would continue to follow a bell-shaped curve, with the smoothed-out peak somewhere in the middle of the first decade of this millennium—in keeping with the projections of his former colleague, pioneering petroleum geologist M. King Hubbert.

Deffeyes sees no reason to deviate from that prediction, despite the ensuing global recession and the extreme volatility in oil prices associated with it. In his view, the continued depletion of existing oil fields, compounded by shortsighted cutbacks in many exploration-and-development projects, virtually assures that the mid-decade peak in global oil production will never be surpassed.

In When Oil Peaked, Deffeyes revisits his original forecasts, examines the arguments that were made both for and against them, adds some new supporting material to his overall case, and applies the same mode of analysis to a number of other finite gifts from the Earth: mineral resources that may be also in shorter supply than "flat-Earth" prognosticators would have us believe.


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