Thursday, March 6, 2008

More oil

Timothy Egan is the author of a wonderful book, The Worst Hard Time, a recounting of the miseries of the Dust Bowl of the 30s. It's an educational read for people who believe that nature is so huge that the acts of man cannot affect her. Egan has a blog for the NYTimes, and a recent post on oil is fascinating.
From the steps of the Supreme Court to the White House press room, from global trading exchanges to the snowy reaches of Alaska — over the last week, you could hear the creak of history as it began to pivot in a half-dozen locales.

The Age of Oil is at an end. Maybe not this year. Maybe not for five years. But signs of the coming collapse are evident.

The entire post is here, and the comments are likewise worth a scan.

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