The End of the World as We Know It in Goldstein's "Out of Gas"
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This paper reviews David Goldstein's book "Out of Gas" which gives a detail explanation of the history of fossil fuels and their use. It further examines the impending exhaustion of this resourse, and the technical problems to be overcome to solve this problem. The book does not offer any tangible solutions to the problem of oil running out in the latter half of this century, just a dire warning.
From the Paper:"David Goldstein in his book 'Out of Gas' makes the dire prediction that civilization as we know it will cease to exist by the latter half of the twenty-first century unless society as a whole learns to live without fossil fuels. The choice will be made not by the political leaders or a new philosophy of life, but by the mathematical predictions of a geophysicist by the name of Marion King Hubbert. Mr. Goldstein then proceeds to eloquently and efficiently compress the history of the planet Earth and the creation of the oil reserves, global warming, the scientific theories that gave rise to the industrial revolution, and the detailed..."
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