• The NY Times published an op-ed by energy consultant Michael Lynch debunking peak oil (“’Peak Oil’ is a waste of energy” – nice title BTW). The peak oil community has reacted on the Oil Drum. Worth reading to understand how peak oil or climate sceptics work. Interesting to see also that these “no peak oil” lobbyists get louder now that official organisations like the International Energy Agency have come out and are openly talking about peak oil.
  • Le Monde: there will be 7 billion Earthlings in 2012. Should we applaud or weep? Depends how you look at it, I suppose. It might save our social security systems, but what about our ecosystems and natural resources? Unless one of these new Earthlings discovers the zero-point module 🙂