Notes Toward a Better Understanding of Six Intersecting Pieces of the Energy Puzzle:
Climate Change, Peak Resources, Nuclear Proliferation, Food Security, Speculative Finance, and Geopolitics
November 5, 2008
Discovery Lags Production: By Decade from 1900
This chart from Matt Simmons focuses on the production side of "the growing gap." Instead of measuring discoveries by reserve additions, Simmons does so by looking at the number of new fields and the contributions they make, by decade, to production. It paints the same bleak picture.