World-famous energy historian and analyst Daniel Yergin has a new book out, a sequel to his Pulitzer-winning book The Prize. His new book -- The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World -- is another tome, and has been hailed as "masterly." But as I read through it, I found many holes in his arguments, use of questionable data, and errors in describing what others have said -- most of this centered around his discussion of ideas of peak oil. And then he repeated these problems in the Wall Street Journal, kicking off promotion of his book …
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Mason Inman is a journalist who specializes in reporting on science and the environment. He writes regularly for National Geographic News, Science, and New Scientist, and has reported from Bangladesh and Pakistan. He also writes a weekly roundup of climate and energy news for Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions called The Climate Post.