Rebuttals and counter-rebuttals to Mann’s Atlantic article

May 15, 2013 at 5:00 am
Contributed by: Chris

For those who care about mainstream press treatment of energy and peak oil, Charles Mann has published a long response to my rebuttal of his Atlantic article.

Amory Lovins followed up with his own critique of Mann’s piece, to which Mann responded. Lovins followed up with a rebuttal to Mann’s response [PDF].

I will not take this debate further at the moment, but I will note that Mann’s objections to my piece mainly focused on picayune details. If I had the inclination and the time, I could demonstrate that several of his objections are incorrect, but sadly, I do not have either. I think the thrust of my rebuttal–that it is far from assured, or even likely, that methane hydrates can or will be produced at an acceptable price or production level–still stands.

1 Comment

  1. My extended reply to Mann’s response (the last one noted above) was posted in late May 2013 at — Amory B. Lovins, Cofounder and Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute

    Comment by Amory B. Lovins — June 2, 2013 @ 6:57 am

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