Big fossil fuel has been snookering us for decades.

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    Forget climate change and global warming, sea level rise and endangered polar bears.Our dependence on fossil fuels is not only killing us, but it's causing us to miss a golden opportunity to not only reverse our contribution to global warming and pollution, but also reverse the spiralling downfall of our economy.

    We should be leading the world in green energy by now ( since the 70's) instead of hearing it being some "big new plan" from a 29 year old Congress woman dancing aroung singing "Green New Deal" ( which they stole from Jill Stein btw ).





    You may say "Well hindsight is 20/20....it's easy to guess what 'might have been'..."
    The problem with that is .....





     
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    We're drilling all we can before we go back to 1492 in 10 years.
     
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    We have a $900 billion a year trade deficit--about half of that is with China. The only way to pay them even the interest of the $2 trillion we actually already owe them, we have to ship them coal and oil right now....which we are.

    This is also where Venezuela is coming into play....if they can get their oil from there they don't need ours, which means that a currency war based on gold reserves could crash the dollar ( petrodollar) .Saudi Arabia is also in play - unhappy with being scolded about 'human rights ' no-no's.

     
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    Yeah. We have. All of that is false, so...forget about it.
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    No source of energy, except rocket fuel (burns too quickly) and maybe nuclear reaction or gun powder, comes anywhere close to the efficiency and power of fossil fuels. To deny this is to deny science.

    You know why we are "missing" this alleged "golden" opportunity? Because it's a fool's errand. It's bullshit. If Americans could find a way to make huge profits off of green energy, THEY WOULD. The only way to make green energy work is by artificial necessity, brought on by government force.

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    Garbage. All garbage.
     
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    They provide an energy product that has allowed for our current standard of living.

    All that has to be done to supersede them is for someone to come up with a better energy product.

    Horses didn't have to be banned or penalized, they fell out of favor because Autos made up for their higher capital costs with much lower operating costs and time commitment.

    Whale oil didn't have to be banned for it to fall out of favor for kerosene, it happened naturally because kerosene was cheaper to produce, and easier to store.
     
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    Some people need to remember (or learn) the 1st and 2nd Laws of Thermodynamics.
     
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    So what's the hold-up on renewables ? Warren Buffet is doing a good job in west Texas with his gig wind farms but big oil must have made a fortune in the last 40 years- enough to have us leading the world in solar panel manufacturing - not China.

    Their cost of producing electricity is going down while their output is going up. Once they get to a certain point, they are phasing out coal and nuclear plants to 80 % renewable by around 2040, but they're advancing so fast it could be sooner.
     
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