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About cal48koho

I was born in Montana and raised in a dozen Air Force SAC bases. I attended Holy Cross,West Point and UNC in Chapel Hill(MD"71). Army doc in the last years of the Viet Nam fiasco. My wife and I live in a log cabin I built in Jackson Hole in 1975 when we aren't on our Cal 48 yawl. I've done a dozen different jobs and retired from ER and Anesthesia in 2004. I've written magazine articles and am writing a Kunstleresque novel about life in a past Peak Oil world. We are living in a beautiful alpine setting where we hike and ski when we're not thinking about economics and spreading the implications of PO to anyone who will listen.

Some very puzzling and contradictory data has been spilling out of my trusty Dell  Precision 390 desktop of late. In November or  December there was a report from the Oil industry rag Oilprice.com on a slowdown in fracksville. Then the … Continue reading

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Review of OIL, POWER, and WAR by Matthieu Auzanneau

In this post I am just pasting a review of an amazing book about Oil. The author is a French citizen and the book is a translation recently released. It is far more than just a history of the oil … Continue reading

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Can Jackson Hole be sustainable?

  “Sustainability” is one of those words often used but misunderstood. The dictionary definition goes like this: Sustainability is meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs. It has three main pillars: … Continue reading

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COP 24…a waste of energy?

  It has been a long time since my last post. This statement reminds me of the old Catholic confession days:”It’s been __days since my last confession”….. I offer no excuses because a Marine never makes excuses, paraphrasing what  colonel … Continue reading

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The End of Oil Part 7

The End of Oil Part 7 In this post I will attempt to explain in more detail the methodology of the Hills Group  in their 65 page paper issued as a second version in March 2015 entitled “Depletion: A Determination … Continue reading

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The End of Oil Part 6

  Today was a big day for this blog because I finally have found a reference to the work of the Hills Group and their Etp model in a linked post on the automaticearth.com written by Alastair Crooke: https://www.theautomaticearth.com/2017/01/what-is-this-crisis-of-modernity. That … Continue reading

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The End of Oil Part 5

  I n this post and in future posts I will attempt to explain the methodology of the Hills Group using thermodynamic principles to examine world petroleum depletion. I will try to do my best to simplify and explain concepts … Continue reading

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