The Last Oil Shock: Industry's Dirty Little Secret

Review of 'Last Oil Shock: A Survival Guide to the Imminent Extinction of Petroleum Man' by David Strahan.

Published: 15-Jul-2007

"It's the end of the world as we know it", sang US rock band REM, a sentiment that seems to sum up the ‘hard to live with' realities that Peak Oil will bring to civilisation's most affluent cultures.

And it definitely echoes the view of former BBC journalist David Strahan, who admits he knew nothing of the oil industry before starting his research and now wishes the world knew more about geology.

The theory of Peak Oil is simply that world production will peak and plateau at a undefined point in time and then begin to decline while demand continues to rise.

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