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Right-wing pundits, Jeremy Leggett, Bill Clinton, and peak oil

Straight, 25 April 2008

For years, right-wing journalists have been dismissing peak-oil theory as a bunch of hogwash.  The Economist magazine's environment and energy correspondent Vijay Vaitheeswaran poked fun at a group of petroleum geologists that he dubbed the "Depletion Doomsday Gang" in his 2003 book Power to the People.  It prophesized an energy-rich future that would transform the world.