In the latest in the groundbreaking interview series, Britain’s leading green commentator tackles the International Energy Authority’s chief economist, who reveals for the first time a startling and worrying prediction for the date of peak oil.

Monbiot vs. Fatih Birol

Once again environmental writer George Monbiot of the Manchester Guardian interviews a leading figure on the world energy scene. If you would like a more in-depth analysis of the IEA’s recent report on peak oil Monbiot has a piece on his personal website. Meanwhile I’m flying halfway across the world in a couple months and feeling more guilty now than I already did.