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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

And what rough beast, its hour come round at last...

China poured a gigaton (billion tons) of concrete last year & is building 500 coal-fired power plants (many unlicensed with no scrubbing at all). You cannot legislate intent.

Can you say Jevon?

I knew you could... Your dog wants chopsticks.


BEIJING (Reuters) - Nearly two-thirds of Chinese cities suffered from air pollution last year and had no centralized sewage treatment facilities, state media reported on Tuesday. Only 37.6 percent of 585 cities surveyed had air quality "indicating a clean and healthy environment," down 7.3 percentage points from 2005, the China Daily said, citing a report by the State Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA). Thirty-nine cities, many scattered across the northern coal-rich province of Shanxi and China's northeastern rustbelt province of Liaoning, suffered "severe" air pollution, the paper said.


Common Sense

The USGS, CERA - Lynch, Yergin etc... all contend that oil discovery is going to follow that green line in this graph. That's the basis for them predicting Peak Oil at 2030 or later.

Now I understand that most of you are not Petrologists, (although of course some of you are), but do you really need to be to question the wisdom of this prediction?

Does anybody really still believe that oil discovery is going to magically reverse it's 40 year trend, & rebound to new heights as this graph implies?

It seems impossible to me that any reasonable person could actually believe such nonsense, so I conclude that they in fact, do not actually believe it, despite their public commentary.

Of course that's just my opinion... I could be wrong.