Burning the Furniture

March 23, 2007 at 10:38 am
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Richard Heinberg, noted peak oil commentator and author of several books on the subject (The Party’s Over,
Powerdown: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World
The Oil Depletion Protocol: A Plan to Avert Oil Wars, Terrorism and Economic Collapse)
has just sent out his latest monthly “Museletter” and it’s a doozy…a careful and thorough examination of global coal supplies.

He concludes that the global peak of coal production will probably occur about ten years after the global peak in oil and gas…a far, far shorter interval than has been widely projected.

If he’s right, then–as I have often said–there truly is no hope for supply-side solutions. We need to begin a serious, conscious campaign of conservation immediately.

I will likely write an article about this next week, but I wanted to get this info out to GRL readers asap.

Check it out here: Burning the Furniture


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