Doomer Porn Day  

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Prof Goose at The Oil Drum reports that its "Doomer Porn Day" on The History Channel in the US - and that Nate Hagens and Matt Savinar are getting some mainstream media attention. Apparently "Crude" was dubbed into American - part of what CarbonSink dubs "the cultural iron curtain".

Leanan hit these briefly in the DB last week, but it deserves another look-see. Both pieces are from Texas Monthly.

First, TM called Matthew Simmons one of the "35 people who will shape our future", and then allows Matt to expound on The Gospel According to Matthew.

Second, TM then asks our own Sasquatch (aka, Nate) and Chimp (aka, Matt Savinar) to give their opinions in response to the ideas of the Simmons piece as two online energy experts concerning peak oil and the future of energy demand.

Both pieces are very much worth a read.

Then finally, Leanan notes that "It's Doomer Porn Day on The History Channel!" At 8pm tonight, "Crude" debuts in the US. (This is the same as the Australian documentary by the same name, and has been available to view online for some time. But it's the first time it's aired on US TV. Its blurbage: "Drilling into the story of oil lays out where it comes from, the ways it's used, how it affects life and environment, and what will happen when it runs out.") "Mega Disasters: Oil Apocalypse" reruns in the slot before "Crude."

Bring your popcorn and fire up the DVR.

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