GPM's David Room talks with Robert Hirsch, PhD and senior energy program advisor at Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) about peak oil and his Department of Energy-commissioned report of February 2005, "Peaking of World Oil Production: Impacts, Mitigation and Risk Management". Download a PDF of the report here.
Robert Hirsch on peak oil: "This problem is truly frightening. This problem is like nothing that I have ever seen in my lifetime, and the more you think about it and the more you look at the numbers, the more uneasy any observer gets. It's so easy to sound alarmist, and I fear that part of what I'm saying may sound alarmist, but there simply is no question that the risks here are beyond anything that any of us have ever dealt with. And the risks to our economies and our civilization are enormous."