Oil’s End

in Peak Oil by

2008 March 6: “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.”

It is the beginning of an article in New York Times by Timothy Egan, who worked for 18 years as a writer for The New York Times. In 2006, Mr. Egan won the National Book Award for his history of people who lived through the Dust Bowl, and in 2001 he won the Pulitzer Prize as part of a team of reporters who wrote the series How Race Is Lived in America.

Read “Oil’s End” in New York Times, http://egan.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/03/05/oils-end/

Kjell Aleklett is Professor of Physics at Uppsala University in Sweden where he leads the Uppsala Global Energy Systems Group (UGES).

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