DON’T WORRY, DRIVE ON: Fossil Fools & Fracking Lies

Peak Oil Reading List 300 Years of FOSSIL FUELS in 300 Seconds

Peak Oil and the unaffordability of unconventional oil is real, but the oil companies and their Fracking methodologies have better marketing departments.

DON'T WORRY, DRIVE ON: Fossil Fools & Fracking Lies

In recent months we've seen a spate of assertions that peak oil is a worry of the past thanks to so-called "new technologies" that can tap massive amounts of previously inaccessible stores of "unconventional" oil. "Don't worry, drive on," we're told.

We can fall for the oil industry hype and keep ourselves chained to a resource that's depleting and comes with ever increasing economic and environmental costs, or we can recognize that the days of cheap and abundant oil (not to mention coal and natural gas) are over.

Unfortunately, the mainstream media and politicians on both sides of the aisle are parroting the hype, claiming — in Obama's case — that unconventional oil can play a key role in an "all of the above" energy strategy and — in Romney's — that increased production of tight oil and tar sands can make North America energy independent by the end of his second term.

About the Author(s)

David Herron : David Herron is a writer and software engineer focusing on the wise use of technology. He is especially interested in clean energy technologies like solar power, wind power, and electric cars. David worked for nearly 30 years in Silicon Valley on software ranging from electronic mail systems, to video streaming, to the Java programming language, and has published several books on Node.js programming and electric vehicles.

DON’T WORRY, DRIVE ON: Fossil Fools & Fracking Lies

Peak Oil Reading List 300 Years of FOSSIL FUELS in 300 Seconds
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