If anyone is interested in an article without the ad hom, Gail has an outline of one pending publication in the journal Energy here
, it's basically the same info as her 2 previous posts on peak energy and peak debt here
. I think they were also posted on TOD and picket up on quite a few blogs.
As for peak oil in general the facts are obvious,
Cheap conventional oil production has peaked and is in decline. Simply observe the price for evidence.
Expensive oil is the only available substitute. Simply observe the price for evidence.
In the "developed" economies built on cheap conventional oil, rationing by price is obvious in falling demand for the last several years. Rationing is rationing whether it's by licensee plate number or available budget.
Falling demand is corresponding with severe economic problems in developed countries. The prolonged recession/depression along with commodity inflation - "sgaflation" can be at least in part credited to the higher price of energy over the last decade and it's effect on consumption and the inability of economies to rebound.
One item most notable in food price is the effect of oil price on ethanol production and commodity prices across the board from milk to beef to Cheerios. The basics of food and energy are eating into other spending and increased exporting of dollars to oil producing countries is reducing available dollars even more. Not hard to understand why the economy is stagnant.
I guess one can choose to ignore all that for the sake of argument and poking doomers in the eye, not sure about any other reason.