What happens when the oil runs out?
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Some say it will only be a few decades before world supplies of oil are so depleted that it will become too expensive to use for transportation or generating power. Is the world prepared for a day without oil? How central is cheap oil to the economy today? Can new technology replace the use of oil?
- Paul Roberts , regular contributor to Harper's Magazine and author of the book, " The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World ."
- David Brin , futurist, scientist and science fiction author including The Postman and Earth.