Live Chat: Peak Oil—Is the Well Running Dry?

Dick writes about Earth and planetary science for Science magazine.

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How long before the world starts running short of oil? Have we hit the peak of oil production already, or do we have until mid-century? This week on ScienceLive, we’ll chat with two experts on oil as a critical energy source. They’ll answer your questions on a variety of pressing questions, including whether hot new technology can boost world production, how the United States might reduce its dependence on foreign oil, and the biggie, how much breathing room we have before the inevitable peak.

Join us at 3 p.m. EST on Thursday, 2 February, for a live chat on this page. You can leave your questions in the comment box below before the chat starts.

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Mark Finley


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