The Questionable Future of Oil

Question of is the world running out of oil draws standing room only crowds at 2004 annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco.

Published: 14-Jan-2005

"Civilization as we know it will come to an end sometime in this century unless we can find a way to live without fossil fuels," urged one reputable scientist.

"Relax, the end is not near," said another.

A few of the nation's authorities on the world's oil supply gathered in December 2004 for the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco. Organizers of the conference created a session titled "Running on Empty? Oil: How Much, Where and at What Cost?" The session attracted standing room only crowds and kindled debate on the amount of recoverable oil beneath the skin of our planet.

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