“All the world’s extra oil supply is likely to come from expensive and environmentally damaging unconventional sources within 15 years, according to a detailed study” Study see harmful hunt for extra oil
That is certainly true, but truth won’t stop the energy barons, or the public from demanding that they continue to destroy the remaining ecosystems so that they can have their “necessary” energy.
There is scant evidence that human kind in the First World is ready or willing to power-down. Such talk is considered extremely negative. But power-down is not only necessary, but absolutely essential. No alternative energy source has been found that will avoid this scenario, despite all the hype and vaporware. Even so, more environmental damage will be undertaken to squeeze out that last drop.