A world without oil September 3, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
This was very intriguing – a podcast from Planet Money on NPR on what the world would have been like without oil. One historian and energy expert suggested that it could have taken a thousand years or more to get where we are now, our technological level, without fossil fuels. Perhaps as intriguingly the point was made that we’re more or less there at a place where we can now just about do without oil. Just about.
The overall series of podcasts was fascinating as the Planet Money people started out buying oil from a small producer in the US (a very small producer) and then working through aspects of oil as it is today.