Monday, March 07, 2005

Speaking Of Frauds: Abiotic Oil

Here we go again with abiotic oil, this time with Larry Cathles at Cornell taking up the flag of this, um, extraordinary theory. I expect this is going to get a lot of press in the near future, so we can start by dispensing with it now; if it were true, why aren't the oil companies using Gold's ideas as a starting point for actual exploration? Richard Heinberg's dismissal is as thorough a job as you could ask for, and without the name-calling that seems to happen elsewhere.