Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Oil Age - World Oil Production 1859-2050

The Oil Age Poster is a brilliant tool for examining the geologic realities and social ramifications of the modern world's most prized resource.

Colorful and authoritative, this poster traces the history of the Oil Age from its beginnings in the hills of western Pennsylvania in 1859 to its rise as the engine of global industrial economies. The poster's main chart features a year-by-year rendering of worldwide oil production from 1859 to 2050 with projections of future production based on Colin Campbell's Oil Depletion Model. Historical annotations as well as detailed data on production, trade and reserves make this poster a versatile tool for presenting the realities and implications of global oil production and its impending peak.

The primary goal of The Oil Age poster is to increase awareness of the critical role of oil in modern industrial society and to call attention to the impending worldwide peak in oil production. Although it is not up to date (updated in 2005) it is still a great tool for this purpose.

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