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  • in reply to: Peak Oil: A Dialogue with George Monbiot #4529

    paddyg
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    Monbiot is absolutely a heavyweight. He has been the outstanding UK commentator on environmental issues for many years and is unique among journalists in adopting a scientific approach and always providing full references for his sources.

    However, I was surprised by his recent article in that he seemed to take a fairly uncritical approach to the Maugeri report. I’m very much looking forward to his response to Nicole’s piece.

    in reply to: China, or How To Live in Interesting Times #3059

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    The BHP report appears to have been widely misinterpreted, initially in response to a speech at a recent iron ore conference in Australia. Steel consumption in China is not plateauing, it’s the rate of growth that is plateauing. At a projected 5-7% this year, seel consumption growth in China remains significant albeit well down on recent years.

    I get a bit twitchy when TAE jumps on this as it makes me question everything else for which I have no particular inside opinion. Are we just hearing what we want to hear?

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