End Of Oil in 19 Years, what do we do?

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should this concern you

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    New estimates of worldwide crude oil reserves total 1.651 trillion bbl
    (1,651,000,000,000)
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    In 2010, global crude oil demand was 86.4 million barrels per day.
    86,400,000,000x365=315360000000000000
    Daily global crude oil demand 2006-2018 | Statistic

    1,651,000,000,000/315360000000000000=19 years left

    My math might be off but it looks like, at current rate of consumption all the known oil reserves will be used up in 19 years.

    If the numbers are correct, we need to act now before it is too late !!

    Any suggestions?
     
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    Convert all engines to run on alcohol and corn goes to at least $50 a bushel.

    Life is good.

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    humans adapt
    I think oil is not one of our top worries
    19 years? can't/won't they invent something else to help ease the 'problem' in 5 or 10 years?
     
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    There will be a mad rush to nuclear in the short term. The obvious answer is solar for the permanent fix. Once the world is operating on solar the supply is limitless and free. It's the free part that has kept the fossil fuel industry fighting advancement in anything other than oil for half a century. They WANT the world to buy oil until it runs out.
     
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    Our local gas pumps state 10% alcohol
     
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    I'm 67 years old and I'll be dead by then so really, should I care?
     
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    /----/ Here we go again, the fear mongers predictions of the end of oil going back to 1909:
    https://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/weve-been-incorrectly-predicting-peak-oil-for-over-a-ce-1668986354
    1909: 25 or 30 years longer
    "Petroleum has been used for less than 50 years, and it is estimated that the supply will last about 25 or 30 years longer. If production is curtailed and waste stopped it may last till the end of the century. The most important effects of its disappearance will be in the lack of illuminants. Animal and vegetable oils will not begin to supply its place. This being the case, the reckless exploitation of oil fields and the consumption of oil for fuel should be checked."
    — July 19, 1909 Titusville Herald (Titusville, PA)

    1919: Two to five years until maximum production
    "In meeting the world's needs, however, the oil from the United States will continue to occupy a less and less dominant position, because within the next two to five years the oil fields of this country will reach their maximum production and from that on we will face an ever increasing decline."
    — October 23, 1919 Oil and Gas News
     
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    Solar panels cost money, maintenance, replacement, and the sun is only in the sky for maybe 12 hours a day if there isn't a heavy overcast. Additionally there's not that much energy is generated per foot to cover the energy requirements of the USA unless you're covering massive areas utilized for cropland.

    Try again.

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    We've known this since the 60's and Big Oil has made sure we ignore it as a Green Party nonissue cooked up by the Communists. We could be 75% alternatives by now, including nuclear, wind, solar and tidal. But there is still money to be made on oil. So we will continue to treat those alternatives as fringe technology until there is no choice.
     
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    Burn coal....... :eusa_whistle:
     
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