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Facts and fiction

By Dave Elliott

Is the truth out there? An extended Xmas Whimsy

It’s usual for there to be a spread of viewpoints on most issues, and it’s always worth looking at a range views, including ‘outlier’ ones! On that, this is fun: www.xonitek.com/press-room/company-news/the-stone-age-didnt-end-because-they-ran-out-of-stones/

However at times you can get weary of obsessive time wasters and yearn for clarity! Sadly that may not be easy to achieve.

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AGU Meeting: Taking a peek at oil

By Liz Kalaugher

While you might assume that a peak and subsequent decline in oil production would be good news for the climate, there’s so much coal left that the effect is likely to be limited. “The amount of oil is not very important in determining future carbon dioxide emissions,”
said Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie Institute. “Coal is the big bear on the block.”

That said, the way that we replace oil is still significant. “Will the end of oil usher in a century of coal or a century of low carbon technologies?,” pondered Caldeira. “The need
for liquid fuels could drive coal liquefaction.”

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