Think to yourself for a moment... What does this sentiment tell you? Robert Hirsch, former senior energy program adviser for Science Applications International Corporation and Senior Energy Advisor at MISI and a consultant in energy, technology, and management: TruthMove Forum I suggest that the peak oil community minimize its efforts to awaken the world to the near-term dangers of world oil supply. The motivation is simple: By minimizing our efforts in the near term, we may not add fuel to the economic fires that are already burning so fiercely... Businesses and the markets are in what might be called a free fall. If the realization of peak oil along with its disastrous financial implications was added to the existing mix of troubles, the added trauma could be unthinkable. In other words: "Yes, Peak Oil is upon is... but go back to sleep!"