>’Peak oil’ enters mainstream debate

>by Adam Porter in Perpignan, FranceBBC News (June 10 2005)Is global oil production reaching a peak?A few years ago only a handful of geologists and academics were considering such a possibility.But now it appears even governments are taking a serious look at the subject.The question is occupying more and more minds around the world.It could … Continue reading >’Peak oil’ enters mainstream debate

>Oil Addiction: The World in Peril – 2

>by Pierre Chomat (Universal Publishers, 2004)translated from the French by Pamela Gilbert-SnyderPart I. Man's EgosystemsChapter 2. ErgaminesIn 1980, during a long stay in the Middle East, I once distracted myself by calculating the actual amounts of energy that human beings derive from oil, or black gold, as I like to call it. Maybe my subconscious … Continue reading >Oil Addiction: The World in Peril – 2

>Oil Addiction: The World in Peril – 1

>by Pierre Chomat (Universal Publishers, 2004)translated from the French by Pamela Gilbert-SnyderPart I. Man's EgosystemsChapter 1. Oil AddictsThe ability of the first humans to make fire is at least partially responsible for their survival among other animals better equipped physically to succeed in the competition for life. But we, Homo sapiens, have not stopped at … Continue reading >Oil Addiction: The World in Peril – 1

>Oil Addiction: The World in Peril – 0

>by Pierre Chomat (Universal Publishers, 2004)Back coverUtterly addicted to oil. Man in his industrial adventure has transformed nearly all the Earth's ecosystems into "egosystems" designed to serve only his own needs and desires, at the expense of all other species. He persists despite the irreversible damage he is causing to the environment. He has already … Continue reading >Oil Addiction: The World in Peril – 0