“We have a supply of natural gas that can last America nearly 100 years.” That was how President Obama described the boom that has dramatically changed global economics. But will the boom really last? From Nature: The fracking fallacy.

+ “The contest between the shalemen and the sheikhs has tipped the world from a shortage of oil to a surplus.” The Economist on the new economics of oil.

+ Any discussion on energy needs to be coupled with a discussion about the environment. From Slate: The last time the Arctic was ice-free in the Summer, modern humans didn’t exist. (I’m still not sure they do.)