"Located somewhere between the environmental movement and the bunkered survivalists, the peak oil crowd is small but growing, reaching from health food stores to Congress, where a Democrat and a Republican (Sen. Tom Udall/NM and Rep. Roscoe Bartlett/MD, respectively) formed a Congressional Peak Oil Caucus.
And they have been resourceful, sharing the concerns of other 'collapsitarians,' including global debt and climate change - both caused by overuse of diminishing oil supplies, they maintain.
Many people dispute the peak oil hypothesis, including Daniel Yergin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power" and chairman of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates, a company that advises governments and industry. Mr. Yergin has argued that new technology continues to bring more oil."
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