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Wednesday, February 1st 2006
4:00 pm:
Speaker: David Goodstein, California Institute of Technology
Subject: Out of Gas: The End of the Age of Oil
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.

The world will soon start to run out of cheap, easily produced oil. If we turn to the other fossil fuels to replace the missing oil, we might do incalculable damage to the climate of our planet, and we are likely to start running out of all fossil fuels, coal included, by the end of this century. We will take a careful look at this situation and all of its ramifications.

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