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“Head in the Tar Sands? The New York Times Runs Anti-Peak Oil Op-Ed”

2009

Anya Kamenetz for Fast Company

Earlier this month, the world’s chief energy economist told the UK Independent that global oil production was likely to peak in 10 years, with a “global energy crunch” starting as soon as next year.

“One day we will run out of oil, it is not today or tomorrow, but one day we will run out of oil and we have to leave oil before oil leaves us, and we have to prepare ourselves for that day,” Dr Birol said. “The earlier we start, the better, because all of our economic and social system is based on oil, so to change from that will take a lot of time and a lot of money and we should take this issue very seriously.”

Today, The New York Times ran an op-ed by a lifelong oil and gas man who says there’s nothing to worry about, nothing at all.

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