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At the base of Hubbert’s Peak: Grounding the debate on petroleum scarcity

Publication date: 2010-03-03 First published in: Geoforum Authors: E. Hemmingsen Abstract: M. King Hubbert’s 1956 prediction of a ‘peak’ in US oil production has spurred a durable and divisive debate on the exhaustion of the petroleum resource. Pitting physical against economic explanations of resource scarcity, the peak oil debate has seemingly sunk into the well-worn… Keep Reading

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An exploration of alternative measures of natural resource scarcity: the case of petroleum resources in the U.S.

Publication date: 1993-04-01 First Published in: Ecological Economics Authors: C. Cleveland Abstract: The concern about natural resource scarcity has traditionally focused on changes in the cost, quality, and availability of energy and material inputs to the production process. Ecological economists are increasingly concerned with an additional aspect of scarcity — the growing scarcity of environmental… Keep Reading

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