Nate Hagens is a well-known authority on issues related to global resource depletion. Until recently he was lead editor of The Oil Drum, one of the most popular and highly-respected websites for analysis and discussion of global energy supplies and the future implications of energy decline.
Shortly after we were introduced, Nate suggested that I attend a small, private conference at the Aspen Institute in Washington D.C., at which he and some colleagues made a two-hour presentation to about 30 representatives of various NGOs. I was honored, and overwhelmed to be in the presence of so many brilliant people. As I told them as I was leaving the lovely reception that followed, “Sorry, I have to catch a train. And besides, I’ve absorbed as much as I possibly can in one day. My brain hurts.”
I am very grateful to Nate for his help with the project, and I know readers will find his insights quite enlightening.