Robert Hirsch: A conspiracy to keep peak oil quiet in D.C.

September 18, 2010 at 4:38 pm
Contributed by: Chris

I don’t normally blog news stories, but this one struck me as important enough to mention.

Robert Hirsch, the principal author of the famous “Hirsch Report” from 2005 (“Peaking of World Oil Production: Impacts, Mitigation, & Risk Management“) has a new book out with his co-authors of that report, titled
The Impending World Energy Mess: What It Is and What It Means to You

In this new interview with Le Monde, Hirsch explains that U.S. government officials are fully aware of peak oil and the risks it carries, but has deliberately quashed discussion about it and directed people within the Department of Energy not to speak about it. And he is in a position to know.

Le Monde: Interview with Robert L. Hirsch
Part 1: Peak Oil: Jimmy Carter’s Secretary of Energy sounds the alarm
Part 2: Peak oil : “A conspiracy to keep it quiet” in Washington, says Robert Hirsch

See also the recent interview of Hirsch by Steve Andrews, for ASPO-USA.

1 Comment

  1. Chris,

    “A conspiracy to keep peak oil quiet in D.C.”

    Ya think so?

    It’s too bad you couldn’t have gotten James Schlesinger to forward your book. Hirsch and yourself have been reading from the same playbook for a long time.

    Other than “very bad news is no news,” what do you think is the main reason for this conspiracy of top level silence about the most significant force to batter human beings and their civilization in their existence? I’d like to know why me and mine are going to be slammed. Not everyone in leadership positions can be that evil, or can they?

    Comment by Ron Shook — September 19, 2010 @ 1:24 am

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