[FoRK] US Reaches Peak Oil!

Stephen D. Williams sdw at lig.net
Tue Oct 8 09:28:52 PDT 2013

On 10/8/13 4:16 AM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 08, 2013 at 07:06:31AM -0400, Bill Kearney wrote:
>> It will still run out.  And perhaps it's better to squander everyone
>> else's first.
> I'm afraid we're feeling a bit linear lately.
> http://www.theoildrum.com/node/9249
> What do you mean by 'thermodynamically not viable'?
> http://www.resilience.org/stories/2008-09-14/net-energy-cliff

Spending 1/3rd of the cost of obtaining energy for energy means that 1 out of 3 people are working on obtaining energy?
That seems like a mixed up conflation of labor with other economic and industrial processes and costs that doesn't necessarily follow.


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