Our Finite World is an outstanding blog that studies issues related to resource depletion from a financial actuary’ view.
Gail Tverberg writes Our Finite World. It is a blog strongly engaged in the problems we are and will be facing as our energy costs move into the stratosphere. Costs rise because resource scarcity forces continually rising cost-of-extraction, which drives prices through the ceiling.
Ms. Tverberg’s view is that this huge rise of costs will financially exceed our ability to maintain a stable society long before we run out of raw material. LastTechAge has pointed out several times that we will probably never hear that sucking sound from our oil wells as you hear when a straw sucks the last drops Coca Cola from a bottle.
Ms. Tverberg work is a data and graph driven analysis and I can find no fault in anything she has said. These are issues that LastTechAge also follows and our views are nearly identical. Tverberg’s commentaries are outstanding and are on the Must-Read list, if you follow the issue (even if you do not).
Her current post, Ten Reasons Intermittent Renewables (Wind and Solar PV) are a Problem is a succinct analysis probing the issues behind current arguments in our technical society. How we decide to resolve these problems is crucial to our life will be like on the the other side of the social branch point called resource management.
Ms. Tverberg makes good sense. It is always well worth my time to read her posts. If you have not read them yet, you should become acquainted.
Charles J. Armentrout, Ann Arbor
2014 Jan 25
Listed under Natural Resources …thread Natural Resources > Oil.
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