[T] Peak Helium: Really?

Henceforth I’m going to assume we’re rapidly running out of everything, especially the things we don’t think we’re running out of. That saves me from the usual burst of despair I feel when I first read things like this.

The shortage of helium has been talked about for a while. Are things really getting that urgent now?

Maybe in Europe there has been a conversation, but not in the US – and the US supplies nearly 80 per cent of the helium used in the world. The problem is that these supplies will run out in a mere 25 years, and the US government has a policy of selling helium at a ridiculously low price.

More here.

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  1. Africa and Higher Oil Prices
  2. IEA: World Oil Supplies Declining Faster Than Expected
  3. Small Banks Looking Smaller
  4. Technology & the Trouble with Peak Oil
  5. Readings: Top Drugs, Peak Cheap Oil, Television, Deepwater, $46.5m Ranch, etc.