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Thoughts on the video series

The new series on both peak oil and climate change should have been separated between these two issues. While there are overlapping circumstances, they are in fact independent of each other.

I was thrilled to see the piece appear, as the peak oil debate has been sidelined due to the financial crisis and the drop in demand for oil, especially in the G7.

Unfortunately, the piece is already somewhat dated as the International Energy Agency has already declared peak oil since and that it occurred some four years ago. Here is an article on the IEA: http://www.energybulletin.net/primer.php

Hopefully the issue of peak oil and the attendant economic and political circumstances will be fully explored in these videos. The cast is a great one.