Implications of peak oil
Peak oil, an event based on M. King Hubbert's theory, is the point in time when the maximum rate of extraction of petroleum is reached, after which the rate of production is expected to enter terminal...
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Unprecedented Scientific Report Says Decline Of Pollinators A Threat To Food Security
Around the world, the animals that pollinate our food crops - more than 20,000 species of bees, butterflies, bats and many others - are the subject of growing attention. An increasing number of pollin...
Here’s How Electric Cars Will Cause the Next Oil Crisis
A shift is under way that will lead to widespread adoption of EVs in the next decade.
Saudi Arabia to run out of cash in less than 5 years
If oil stays around $50 a barrel, most countries in the region will run out of cash in five years or less, warned a dire report from the International Monetary Fund this week. That includes OPEC leade...
Saudis block OPEC output cut, sending oil price plunging | Reuters
Saudi Arabia blocked calls on Thursday from poorer members of the OPEC oil exporter group for production cuts to arrest a slide in global prices, sending benchmark crude plunging to a fresh four-year ...
Industrialization
Industrialisation or industrialization is the period of social and economic change that transforms a human group from an agrarian society into an industrial one, involving the extensive re-organisatio...
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Developing Countries
A developing country, also called a lower developed country, is a nation with a lower standard of living, underdeveloped industrial base, and low Human Development Index (HDI) relative to other count...
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Food vs. fuel
Food versus fuel is the dilemma regarding the risk of diverting farmland or crops for biofuels production to the detriment of the food supply. The biofuel and food price debate involves wide-ranging v...
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2007-2008 world food price crisis
World food prices increased dramatically in 2007 and the 1st and 2nd quarter of 2008 creating a global crisis and causing political and economical instability and social unrest in both poor and devel...
2007-2008 world food price crisis - Wikipedia
Food security
Humans are using an increasing amount of Earth's annual production of plants.Food security is a condition related to the supply of food, and individuals' access to it. Concerns over food security h...
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Oil reserves
Oil reserves are the amount of technically and economically recoverable oil. Reserves may be for a well, for a reservoir, for a field, for a nation, or for the world. Different classifications of rese...
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List of largest oil fields
This list of oil fields includes some major oil fields of the past and present.The list is incomplete; there are more than 65,000 oil and gas fields of all sizes in the world. However, 94% of known oi...
List of largest oil fields - Wikipedia
Unconventional oil
Unconventional oil is petroleum produced or extracted using techniques other than the conventional (oil well) method. Oil industries and governments across the globe are investing in unconventional oi...
Heavy crude oil
Heavy crude oil or extra heavy crude oil is oil that is highly viscous, and cannot easily flow to production wells under normal reservoir conditions.(Mai) It is referred to as "heavy" because its dens...
Oil sands
Oil sands, tar sands or, more technically, bituminous sands, are a type of unconventional petroleum deposit.Oil sand is either loose sand or partially consolidated sandstone containing a naturally occ...
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Oil shale
Oil shale, also known as kerogen shale, is an organic-rich fine-grained sedimentary rock containing kerogen (a solid mixture of organic chemical compounds) from which liquid hydrocarbons called shale ...
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Means of production
In economics and sociology, the means of production are physical, non-human inputs used in production, such as machinery, tools and factories, infrastructural capital and natural capital. The means of...
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Extraction of petroleum
The extraction of petroleum is the process by which usable petroleum is extracted and removed from the earth.
Geologists use seismic surveys to search for geological structures that may form oil ...
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Nationalization of oil supplies
The nationalisation of oil supplies refers to the process of confiscation of oil production operations and private property, generally in the purpose of obtaining more revenue from oil for oil produci...
Predicting the timing of peak oil
Peak oil is the point at which oil production, sometimes including unconventional oil sources, hits its maximum. Predicting the timing of peak oil involves estimation of future production from existin...
Predicting the timing of peak oil - Wikipedia
Oil price increases since 2003
From the mid-1980s to September 2003, the inflation adjusted price of a barrel of crude oil on NYMEX was generally under $25/barrel. Then, during 2004, the price rose above $40, and then $50. A series...
Oil price increases since 2003 - Wikipedia
Price of oil
The price of oil, or the oil price, generally refers to the spot price of a barrel of benchmark crude oil.In North America this generally refers to the WTI Cushing Crude Oil Spot Price West Texas Inte...
Oil price increases of 2004-2008
From the mid-1980s to September 2003, the inflation-adjusted price of a barrel of crude oil on NYMEX was generally under $25/barrel. During 2003, the price rose above $30, reached $60 by 11 August 200...
Oil price increases of 2004-2008 - Wikipedia
Mitigation of peak oil
The mitigation of peak oil is the attempt to delay the date and minimize the social and economic impact of peak oil by reducing the world's consumption and reliance on petroleum. By reducing petroleum...
Mitigation of peak oil - Wikipedia
Unprecedented Scientific Report Says Decline Of Pollinators A Threat To Food Security
Around the world, the animals that pollinate our food crops - more than 20,000 species of bees, butterflies, bats and many others - are the subject of growing attention. An increasing number of pollin...
Here’s How Electric Cars Will Cause the Next Oil Crisis
A shift is under way that will lead to widespread adoption of EVs in the next decade.
Biofuel
A biofuel is a fuel that is derived from biological materials, such as plants and animals. Also biofuel can still be seen as fuel derived from organic matter (obtained directly from plants, or indirec...
Biofuel - Wikipedia
Desertification
Desertification is a type of land degradation in which a relatively dry land region becomes increasingly arid, typically losing its bodies of water as well as vegetation and wildlife. It is caused by ...
Desertification - Wikipedia
Third World
The term Third World arose during the Cold War to define countries that remained non-aligned with either NATO, or the Communist Bloc. The United States, Western European nations and their allies rep...