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Read This If You Believe in Peak Oil …

… and there’s a chance you no longer will. In a trenchant Times Op-Ed, Michael Lynch explains, point-by-point, why the “peak oil” concept is so wrong. This comes one day after we wondered about the oily future of Brazil, where a massive underwater petroleum find is reshaping that country’s energy thinking. After his takedown of the peak oil argument, Lynch makes perhaps the most important point: that just because oil isn’t running out any time soon is no reason not to develop alternatives.