End of Oil is at our door step; what next?

Discussion in 'Environment' started by jamesduncan, Sep 6, 2017.

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do you believe our economy can survive without oil?

  1. yes

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  2. no

    47.6%
  1. jamesduncan
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    Climate Change will not bring about our end~~ but this will; within your grandchild’s life time





    The climate has been changing since day one & it will continue to change, with or without us!!!

    Today’s real issue is ENERGY, so let’s get together and fix this while we still can

    The end of the Fossil Fuel era is upon us so what are we going to do next-?
    Energy information Administration Official Energy Statistics from the US government

    http://www.eia.doe.gov/oiaf/forecasting.html

    The above report indicates that the US will be using primarily oil as our main energy source through 2030.

    The world's total declared reserves are 1,317,400,000,000 barrels (January 2007).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_reserves

    World oil consumption 2005 is 80,290,000 barrels per day or 29,305,850,000 per year

    https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2174rank.html

    Dividing annual consumption into total reserves gives us 44.9 years of oil supply at the current consumption rate.

    That was eleven (11)years ago, we are not changing our habits and this spells doom for us all.

    Do you have any suggestions--?


    Libya will be an interesting place to watch.

    · Libya’s current production rate is 1.8 million barrels of oil a day

    · At that rate Libya will exhaust all its reserves within 63 years

    · Existing oil fields undergoing a 7–8% decline rate

    They have highways and freeways and use cars and trucks just like the rest of us do.

    But up until now gas was pretty much free.

    If there is going to be a drive to manufacture electric and hybrid cars for local consumption

    now is the time for Libya to use its cash reserves and invest in local production of the next generation power systems.

    At least in the US we have the cash and will to build a new future for America and the

    people are willing to do their part too. Anyway

    I hope people are trying to think this through?

    Thank you all for participating in this discussion—
     
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    The world's total declared reserves are 1,317,400,000,000 barrels (January 2007).
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_reserves

    World oil consumption 2005 is 80,290,000 barrels per day or 29,305,850,000 per year

    https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2174rank.html

    What are the 2017 numbers for reserves and consumption?
     
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    All the bullshit set aside, one day we will have a source of energy that replaces the internal combustion engine.

    It will not be the result of crippling regressive policy.

     
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    proven reserves of petroleum energy keep going up. Bolivia, Brazil and Africa have trillions, maybe quadrillions, of barrels of proven reserves that are not worth developing at current prices. China will not build the needed pipelines because $10/bbl oil might mean war with Russia.
     
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    There'll be an abundance of oil even after it has been rendered redundant by newer technologies, some of which aren't even visible to the general public at this moment.
     
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    Thanks to forward looking progressives, we already have it.

    Yes, of course our economy could survive without oil. In fact, judging by other countries, it would thrive and so would our people.

    jamesduncan -- Excellent OP.
     
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    Thanks to forward looking progressives, we already have it.

    Yup, progressive nuclear power. Is there anything better?
     
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    We have over 150 years of oil in the Bakken.
     
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    Have you gotten a reply~~~

    just asking :)-
     

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