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I would argue that this is a case of the public's understanding of the situation trailing, by decades, the engineering understanding.

For example, here's a paper from 1997 that says "decline in world oil production rate surely will occur well before the year 2020 and possibly before 2010."

Most oil executives have been perfectly well aware of the situation for a long, long time. It's politicians and their public that doesn't have a clue.

by asdf on Sat Nov 10th, 2007 at 10:40:59 AM EST

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