Peak Oil October, 2006

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Global Ecosystem Collapse - WWF Report

Future EcosystemEvery other year, the World Wildlife Fund publishes the Living Planet Report, which charts trends in the world's ecosystem biodiversity and the human ecological footprint. The most recent report update released Oct 24th, 2006 warns of a worldwide ecosystem collapse within 50 years. The WWF report urges that we must reduce global consumption by at least half of current trends in order to avoid a serious global catastrophe. The world's natural resource depletion is currently escalating "at a rate unprecedented in human history". Growth in demand for raw materials, food and energy is having a devastating impact on the earth's ability to sustain natural biodiversity and clean air. The ...

World Oil Reserves and Supply Statistics

Oil SupplyGlobal oil resources are at times difficult to measure. World oil statistics are available from a variety of sources, but no one can make an accurate prediction of when and where new oil deposits will be found, or how much oil exists in these unknown locations. In order to be able to predict the date when oil supplies will run out, we need to have a grasp of how many supplies currently remain. Future geo-technologies may allow us to better analyze oil deposits, but until then we have to rely on the data we have. Here is a comprehensive listing of research sources for current oil supply statistics. » Source: Peak Oil Statistics ...

2006 Boston ASPO World Oil Conference

Peak Oil ConferenceThe 2006 Boston World Oil Conference will be held October 27th and 28th at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts . Time for Action: A Midnight Ride for Peak Oil is co-hosted by ASPO-USA and Boston University. ASPO USA announces the second “Dialogue with the Experts,” a high-level conference to discuss impacts of and responses to a peak in world oil production. Experts will provide current information and oil supply statistics along with alalysis of alternative energy research and technology. Attendants at this year's peak oil conference will have the opportunity to voice their questions and concerns. » Source: ...

Low Gas Prices = Demand Increase

Gas PricesAmericans are celebrating plunging gasoline prices by hitting the roads. After barely rising during the summer months, gasoline demand rose swiftly in September, the American Petroleum Institute said Wednesday. Deliveries of gasoline to U.S. service stations, a proxy for demand, rose more than 4% in September from the same month a year ago. That number was boosted by the comparison with September 2005, when Hurricanes Katrina and Rita interrupted deliveries. But even excluding the hurricane effects, gas demand likely was up approximately 2% in September, API economist Ron Planting says. That's about triple the average increase over the prior six months and the biggest gain since August 2005. » Source: USA Today ...

Global Oil Addiction Alternatives

Global OilThe economic growth of many nations is exclusively linked to the international oil production economy. This fact results in increased resouce competition between the great powers, and as we have seen in recent U.S. foreign policy, war and conflict are born from these factors. The growing energy needs of Asian nations such as China and Japan are only likely to increase the political tension during the coming decades. America needs to lead by example by investing heavily in renewable energy research and technology. Not only will this leadership help lessen the growing energy needs in the continental United States, but it will also go ...

Has Oil Production ‘Peaked’ Too Soon?

Peak Oil OptimistRecent oil reserve discoveries are leading some to wonder if the peak oil theory is off target in it's predictions for world oil depletion. Predicting the end of oil is not an easy or even particularly scientific process. Predicting the impact of the oil decline is even more difficult. This article debates whether or not we should be so worried about peak oil, and if another fuel source will simply replace our dependence on petroleum resources. Human nature is to problem-solve and be creative - survival is deeply instinctive. Throughout recent history, peak oil predictions have been proven incorrect. » Source: Energy Tribune Disaster struck “...

Antarctic Ice Shelf Collapse Due to Human Activity

Antarctic Ice ShelfThe first direct evidence linking human activity to the collapse of Antarctic ice shelves is published this week in the Journal of Climate. Scientists from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling, University College London, and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, (Belgium) reveal that stronger westerly winds in the northern Antarctic Peninsula, driven principally by human-induced climate change, are responsible for the marked regional summer warming that led to the retreat and collapse of the northern Larsen Ice Shelf. » Source: Science Daily The Larsen ice shelf at the ...

What is Peak Oil?

Oil PumpWhat is Peak Oil? The term "peak oil" is used to describe the point at which the earth's supply of oil will no longer be able to meet our energy needs. Oil is not a renewable energy source, and therefore can and will be exhausted at some point in the future. There is still a lot of debate about the projected date of peak oil due to our inability to accurately take stock of current world oil supplies. As early as the 1950's geologists have been warning of an oil supply collapse. M. King Hubbert noticed a logistics curve in oil discoveries and based on these findings he predicted that there would be a global oil peak between the year 1995 and 2000. » ...

Military Oil Usage Statistics

Military Oil TransportThe United States Military is the the world's largest fuel-burning entity. More than half of the defense department's fuel budget is spent on fueling the U.S. Air Force. The Navy consumes about one third of defense oil resources and the Army uses around 12%. 25% of military energy is used to power and heat buildings and facilities - the remaining 75% is consumed for mobility purposes. This article gives a detailed breakdown of how much oil the military machine consumes. » Source: Whiskey and Gunpowder What will the world look like on the backside of Hubbert's Peak? What you see depends upon where you stand. If you happen to ...

Fossil Fuel Energy Solutions

Transporation EnergyIt is going to take a monumental change in thinking and habits in order to reduce our dependance on oil as an energy source. At the point of peak production we will find ourselves scrambling to compete for what fuel supplies remain. How will we deal with this crisis? The Energy Information Agency predicts we will reach this point sometime in the next few decades, at which point petroleum will be far too expensive to use as a transportation fuel source. We are going to have to make some serious personal lifestyle choices in order to avoid a complete economic breakdown. Will we have the collective motivation to make these important changes? » Source: ...