Peak oiler, one who subscribes to the belief, originating with Shell Oil geophysicist M. King Hubbert in 1956, followed by Colin J. Campbell, a retired British petroleum geologist, that world oil supplies will, following a bell-shaped discovery and production curve, soon be exhausted and the collapse of industrial society will follow. Hubbert correctly predicted the peak around 1970, but everything else he foresaw failed to eventuate due to continued discovery and endowment, particularly Alaskan and offshore reserves, and culminating in the hydraulic fracturing revolution in the U.S. Often simultaneously subscribed to by warmists
, those believers in catastrophic man-made global warming
, who predict that unless we stop using fossil fuels, the world will overheat. Ergo, the two beliefs, peak oil
and anthropogenic climate change
are fundamentally incompatible.
The poiler said: "People who claim the central banks print money are peak oil deniers, as it is the high and increasing real cost of fuel that is slowly and certainly strangling industrial economies".
The temple of Hubbert's peak is the most holy site of the poilers.
The poilers — many of whom quietly want the world to run out of oil — say Hubbert was right.
There were many poilers at the fracking
Bob: Remember that girl I met at the peace camp in '67?
Bob: The one I, you know...
Ted: Yeah, you and a dozen other guys.
Bob: Well I saw her in '99 at the Seattle WTO gig
, we ended up in the same cell, and now she's a mad poiler. She's got six kids and says one of them is mine.
Ted: Don't freak out
, man. That kid'll be an adult now. Just go with the flow