Matt Simmons: “Twin Resource Threats – Oil and Water”, Dead at 67

Matt Simmons, a leader of the Peak Oil movement and global energy expert,  died suddenly on August 8th.


His 2005 book, Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy, was a significant factor in waking up business and political leaders around the world to the critical implications of the emerging end of cheap oil resources.

When this website first went live, Sustainable Tucson posted an article he and Tucson native son and former U. S. Secretary of the Interior, Stewart Udall co-wrote concerning the energy myths that plague the world. Click here to read that article.

In early 2010, Matt expanded his campaign to educate leaders everywhere about the twin threats of oil and water shortages. Click here to download his 32-slide PDF presentation.

To read more tributes to his life and work, go here.

During the past five years, Sustainable Tucson Core Team member, Bob Cook discussed sustainable energy systems as well as the risks of peaking world oil production with Matt at the annual world oil conferences of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil & Gas .

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