Robert Hirsch made waves as the 2005 author of what became known simply as the Hirsch Report, the first study funded by the US government on peak oil and its consequences. The experience of writing that report left him shaken at the consequences of peak oil. Now he says that in the next 2-5 years we'll see world oil production permanently decline, a phenomenon "unlike anything faced by modern civilization."
He talks about his new book, written with the same co-authors, The Impending World Energy Mess: What it is and what it means to YOU! It's available at locally owned, independent bookstores.
Carl Etnier hosts.