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Checking In On Peak Oil

Futurism, done well, is not trying to produce point predictions. Still, as I have written, there is a role for thinking about forecast accuracy. In that spirit, I noticed that the time frame has run out on more forecasts for peak oil. In 2012, for ...

Time’s Up: Aviation Not Dead Yet

In November 2008, prominent peak oil advocate Jim Kunstler said in a New Yorker article that the airline industry as we know it would not exist in two years. The two years are up. It is fair to say that this forecast has not come to pass. Broadly ...

Big Solar in China (Maybe)

China has plans to create a 25-square-mile photovoltaic solar farm. The array would have a two-gigawatt capacity; this could power three million homes, ABC News reports. Of course, China has announced a lot of sustainability projects that ...

Peak oil by 2015?

The head of Royal Dutch Shell appears to be saying that peak oil — when demand for oil keeps rising while supply starts to fall — could come in only 7 years. He reportedly wrote in an email that “Shell estimates that after 2015 ...