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Art Berman: Like It Or Not, The Future Remains All About Oil

And competition for it is heating up
Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 1:19 PM

Art Berman, 40-year veteran in the petroleum production industry and respected geological consultant, returns to the podcast this week to talk about oil.

After the price of oil fell from its previous $100+/bbl highs to under $30/bbl in 2015, many declared dead the concerns raised by peak oil theorists. Headlines selling the "shale miracle" have sought to convince us that the US will one day eclipse Saudi Arabia in oil production. In short: cheap, plentiful oil is here to stay.

How likely is this?

Not at all, warns Berman. World demand for oil shows no signs of abating while the outlook for future production looks increasingly scant. And the competition among nations for this "master resource" will be much more intense in future decades than we've been used to. » Read more

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G7 Nations Agree To Phase Out Fossil Fuels

Is this news for real?
Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 11:20 AM

Yesterday saw a promising headline: at a recent G7 gathering, the leaders apparently agreed to the impossible: cutting carbon emissions by 40%-70% by 2050.  The only real way to do this, obviously, is to cut the use of fossil fuels. And that’s what they apparently agreed to do. » Read more

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Michael Klare: Finite Resources And The Geography of Conflict

In the end, all wars are resource wars
Sunday, July 27, 2014, 12:49 PM

Ukraine. Iraq. Nigeria. Libya. Tunisia. Syria. All are hotspots of conflict in different regions of the world, yet the same underlying cause behind each can clearly be seen when looking through the lens of finite resources.

In this week's podcast, Chris talks with Hampshire college professor Michael Klare, author of The Race for What's Left: The Global Scramble for World's Last Resources and Resource Wars. » Read more

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A Journey of Energy Efficiency and Resilience

One family's energy evolution - How they dropped their utili
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 1:32 PM

Today we want to bring you the story of a five-member family living in San Francisco that awakened to the energy issues we all face (rising costs and levels of usage) and took incremental steps over the last decade to produce results that can give us all hope for a more efficient and resilient life. » Read more

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Off the Cuff: Nonsensical Logic

We don't support what we claim to value
Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 8:57 PM

In this week's Off the Cuff podcast, Chris and I discuss:

  • Market Mania
    • Our "no worries" financial  markets
  • Nonsensical Logic
    • From Japan's monetary strategy to Obama's inaugural speech
  • The Managed Rise in the Price of Precious Metals
    • Intentional, yet unsustainable, manipulation
  • The Really, Really Big Picture
    • Peak "cheap" oil, "net" energy crisis, and flow rates