Tag Archives: Peak Oil

  • Insider

    Peak Insider Live – REPLAY

    Thursday, Jan. 20, 7:00 p.m.
    by Stewart

    Friday, January 21, 2022, 2:00 PM

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    Members of the Peak Insider community join Chris live to discuss their questions on COVID and the economy. Watch the Video Replay Download (For Your Private Use Only) Listen to the Audio Replay

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  • Insider
    A dark winter

    A Dark Winter In Europe

    Leadership lacking to face the many challenges ahead
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 7:31 PM

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    The current supply chain disruptions are connected to the institutional failures outlined in Part 1 of this video.  In here, Fauci’s morally and ethically repugnant choice to advance Remdesivir and vaccines over all other early treatments which caused the deaths of come 500,000 Americans are compared to the equally inexcusable efforts by the Fed to…

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  • Blog
    Episode 029 Part 1

    Winter is Coming

    A global energy crisis spreads
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 5:45 PM

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    The policy responses to Covid have been awful, but those failures are utterly dwarfed by the energy and supply chain policy inactions that are bringing us into a very dark winter.
    While COVID-19 has occupied a lot of our intellectual and emotional energy over the past year and a half, energy and material shortfalls are far more likely likely to seriously impact your life.  I alerted this channel to the energy issues last June, and sent out an ALERT over a week ago to my Insider members. I stand by the urgency of those messages even more now.

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  • Insider
    The Next Big Thing

    The Next Big Thing  

    When Systems Collide
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, February 19, 2021, 6:22 PM

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    In 2008 I created The Crash Course.  If you haven’t seen it, well, you really should.  It’s both very outdated and still spot on.

    In it I made the case that by looking through a resource lens we could come to this conclusion:  The next twenty years are going to be completely unlike the past twenty years.

    There are lots of ways to look at the world – geopolitically, spiritually, ecologically – but I’ve found that resources have both predictive and explanatory powers.

    Now that we’re more than half-way through that 20-year period it’s fair to ask how the Crash Course predictions have held up.

    The record reveals that…

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    US Navy

    Hello Twenty Twenties!

    Bubbles, bubbles, toil & trouble
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, December 27, 2019, 1:36 PM

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    Executive Summary

    • Why today’s ‘magnificent folly’ will unwind in the 2020s
    • The return of Peak Oil
    • Why the pace of change will accelerate faster from here
    • Why time is of the essence for those with the courage to act

    If you have not yet read Part 1: Good Riddance To The ‘Twenty-Teens’, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

     

    This next decade will be a banquet of consequences.

    Our misdeeds and mistakes will all be coming home to roost.

    I certainly hope you are  taking steps to prepare yourself for them. I certainly am.

    The subversion of our free and fair markets has resulted in the most radical, interventionist, large-scale social experiment ever run in the modern developed world.

    The early returns, unless you’re a member of the 0.1%, are dismal across the board.

    The 2020’s will see the unwinding of this magnificent folly. It’s collapse will be extremely painful for the vast majority of humanity.

    You see, the extremely dangerous thing about credit bubbles is that they… (Enroll now to continue reading)

     

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  • Podcast

    Tali Sharot: Overcoming The Optimism Bias

    How to wake society up to the big issues we collectively face
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, July 25, 2019, 5:23 PM

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    Are humans wired to deal with the kinds of existential threats facing society today? This is not just an intellectually-interesting metaphysical question. The answer may well determine whether our species makes it to the next century or not. As PeakProsperity.com readers know well, humans’ relentless pursuit of ‘ever more’ growth is finally slamming into the…

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  • Blog

    These Are The ‘Good Old Days’

    At tipping points like now, the steps we take in the present determine our future
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, May 31, 2019, 6:07 PM

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    We happen to be alive at a time of peak abundance and technological miracles.  It’s never been easier or more comfortable to be a human.

    On nearly every dimension — longevity, dependable access to food, quality of shelter, personal safety, leisure time, intellectual pursuits, technological advancements — no previous generation of humans have enjoyed the excesses and luxuries that we currently do.

    What are you going to do with that good fortune while it lasts? Because it won’t for much longer.

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  • Daily Digest
    Image by sgryip, Flickr Creative Commons

    Daily Digest 8/5 – Record “Red Tide” Killing Wildlife In Florida, The Distribution Of Pain

    by DailyDigest

    Sunday, August 5, 2018, 4:12 PM

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    • Why companies flush with tax-cut cash are spending more on share buybacks than wage hikes
    • Coffins destroyed in China in search of solution to burying 9 million bodies a year
    • Trump Welcomes Immigrants, But Only If They Can Be Exploited
    • Senators introduce bill to slap 'crushing' new sanctions on Russia
    • Russian authorities prepare to soften plan to raise retirement age, sources say
    • Job growth has never lasted this long before. Neither has weak wage growth.
    • All Good Gadgets Go to Waste
    • Drug giant Glaxo teams up with DNA testing company 23andMe
    • Stonehenge mystery solved, says breakthrough scientific study
    • Apple is worth $1 trillion. Here's what that much money could actually do.
    • The Distribution of Pain, Redux
    • NOAA plans ‘outside the box’ response to save a starving Puget Sound orca
    • Meteor Explodes with 2.1 Kilotons of Force 25 Miles Above US Air Force Base in Greenland
    • Climate Change and the Next US Revolution
    • Record 'Red Tide' Of Toxic Algae Is Killing Wildlife In Florida
    • Everyday Plastics Found To Emit Greenhouse Gas Pollution As They Degrade

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  • Podcast

    Jeffrey J. Brown: Hurricanes & US Oil Production

    Estimating the impact of Harvey (and Irma, and...)
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 3:13 PM

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    Hurricane Harvey took offline over 50% of Texas' refining capacity and shut down large percentage of the wells in the major Eagle Ford shale play.

    This week, Hurricane Irma threatens to deliver a similar massive punch to the oil patch in the Gulf.

    To discuss the ramifications from these storms on the oil markets, geoscientist and oil explorer Jeffrey Brown returns to the podcast. He calculates that Harvey alone will have long-lasting effects such as lingering supply shortages, but his greater focus is attuned to the growing validation of his Export Land Model, which calculates the rate at which oil-producing nations cease to become net exporters as their domestic consumption increases. Since it's formulation in 2005, more and more countries have switched from being net-exporters to net-importers, and the data in aggregates is strongly suggestive of a flat-lining in world oil production — the consequences of which are immense.

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  • Podcast

    Art Berman: Don’t Get Used To Today’s Low Oil Prices

    They're a temporary anomaly. Higher prices are ahead.
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, May 7, 2017, 7:00 PM

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    Oil expert and geological consultant Art Berman returns to the podcast this week to address head-on the question: Was the Peak Oil theory wrong? With the world "awash" in sub-$50 per barrel oil, were all the warnings about persistently higher future oil prices just a bunch of alarmist hand-wringing?

    In a word: No.

    Art explains how the current glut of oil created by the US shale boom — along with high crude output by both OPEC and non-OPEC  producers — is a temporary anomaly. Fundamentally, we are not finding nearly as much oil as we need to continue our demand curve; and at the same time, we are extracting our reserves at a faster rate than ever. That's a mathematical recipe for a coming supply crunch. It's not a matter of if, but when.

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