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The scourge of ‘peak oil’

Aljazeera, 25 July 2011

Energy derived from oil reaches, quite literally, every aspect of our lives. From the clothes we wear, to the food we eat, to how we move ourselves around, without oil, our lives would look very differently. Yet oil is a finite resource. While there is no argument that it won't last forever, there is debate about how much oil is left and how long it might last. Tom Whipple, an energy scholar, was a CIA analyst