No matter how much we wish it were otherwise, the economics favor burning fossil fuels.
Like whale oil in the 1860s, oil today has become uncompetitive -- even at low prices -- and that will only become truer with time.
And the evidence is solid that they are well on their way to changing the world's energy choices.
Which is why we need a structural solution, like a carbon tax.
Renewables are on a much more solid path to affordability than the exotic fuel.
A deep dive into the nature and complications of alt fuels like fracked natural gas, methane hydrate, and tar sands oil
Whether or not we can "run out of oil," we have to be asking bigger questions about the costs of our energy systems.
We've long known that we have more than enough fossil fuels to create unimaginable levels of global warming.