Posts Tagged "“Peak oil” “The end of civilization”"

Audi Diesel wins LeMans, changes perceptions?

Why are diesels currently less than 1% of the vehicles sold in the US and about 40% of the vehicles sold in the EU? One oft-cited reason is the horrible memories we all have of choking as the neighborhood diesel noisily and slowly clanked by. All that may be changing. This weekend, the Audi A10 became the first diesel powered… read more →

Coming soon: the end of the world as we know it

We turn our attention briefly away from the CEI controversy to a more pleasant topic: the imminent destruction of civilization. Columnist Dan Neil jumps into the peak oil story with a set of hair-rising predictions from James Howard Kunstler, author of "The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century." According to Niel, Kunstler makes Al Gore look… read more →