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Podcast: Peak Oil Crisis with Chandramouli Mahadevan

20 April 2008 60 Comments

Hi All,

Its my pleasure to invite Chandramouli Mahadevan a.k.a Mouli for the first “live” interview on CWS. Mouli is a TLM (Tech Lead and Manager) at Google. He is voracious reader and is kind enough to share some of his learnings about Peak Oil Crisis with CWS Readers. Thank you Mouli for sparing your time.

The interview is here.


You can also download the interview here.


The following can be used as a reference to skim through the interview.

  1. What is this Peak Oil Crisis all about? (0:09)
  2. Why did the whole issue start? Why is it that the people are suddenly aware of it? (1:26)
  3. How is today’s oil crisis different from 1970’s oil crisis (6:25)
  4. What are the alternate sources of energy available to us? (8:31)
  5. There are these small steps like minimizing driving, work from home etc.. Can economies of scale help us mitigate the crisis with these small steps? (10:16)
  6. Recently, there was a report that US found oil reserves which is approximately equal to one third of the earth’s reserves. Will this help? (13:51)
  7. Well there is shortage of resources on earth!! Should we go beyond earth.. Should we look at moon or mars etc? for resources? (17:45)
  8. We all agree that there is a problem. What can we do to solve or postpone this crisis? (19:51)
  9. Do you think we should get back to small community, work near by, the old way of life? (20:42)
  10. What do you think are the short term impacts of Peak Oil Crisis? (22:06)
  11. Can you talk about the food crisis. (24:06)
  12. What is going to be the biggest problem that earth is going to face? Global Warming vs Peak Oil Crisis vs Combination of both? (25:45)
  13. How long have you been tracking this issue? Can you share some references for further reading? (27:00)

Here are some references for further reading on Peak Oil Crisis.
Peak Oil – Is the world running out of Oil?

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