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

should this concern you

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    Votes: 28 93.3%
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there4eyeM

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How laughable all the people are who fear bicycles.
 

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Binary thinkers project their binary thinking onto everyone else.
If one opposes the current excessive dependence on petroleum products and the industries involved, it does not immediately imply that the person is opposed to any and all use of petroleum.
 

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Binary thinkers project their binary thinking onto everyone else.
If one opposes the current excessive dependence on petroleum products and the industries involved, it does not immediately imply that the person is opposed to any and all use of petroleum.

If hydrocarbon use is going to end human civilization, how much use is okay?
 

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If hydrocarbon use is going to end human civilization, how much use is okay?
It is the excessive use that is dangerous, not any and all. Obviously, it is the release of so much waste into the atmosphere directly through too many oversized vehicles that is the problem. When engines do not even obtain a fifty percent efficiency level in the first place, multiplying them by the millions is an evident mistake. Using such engines for agriculture or even for essential trucking is not a real threat. It is not natural for a creature to consciously poison itself.
 

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It is the excessive use that is dangerous, not any and all. Obviously, it is the release of so much waste into the atmosphere directly through too many oversized vehicles that is the problem. When engines do not even obtain a fifty percent efficiency level in the first place, multiplying them by the millions is an evident mistake. Using such engines for agriculture or even for essential trucking is not a real threat. It is not natural for a creature to consciously poison itself.

It is the excessive use that is dangerous, not any and all.

What's the line between "okay to use" and "you killed the planet"?
 

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because we have centuries of fossil fuel left
Summary Table as of 2017
Oil Reserves
1,650,585,140,000 barrels
Oil Consumption
35,442,913,090
barrels per year
97,103,871 barrels per day
Reserves/Consumption
47 (years left)
That means "all" will be gone. The world panic will occur much sooner
World Oil Statistics - Worldometer
(Data shown in the table is for 2016. Counter shows current estimate.)
I am bewildered to watch people jump up and down to create renewables because of climate change when at the same time oil reserves are running out too.
I find it ironic that both goals have the same end in mind.
:)-
 

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Summary Table as of 2017
Oil Reserves
1,650,585,140,000 barrels
Oil Consumption
35,442,913,090
barrels per year
97,103,871 barrels per day
Reserves/Consumption
47 (years left)
That means "all" will be gone. The world panic will occur much sooner
World Oil Statistics - Worldometer
(Data shown in the table is for 2016. Counter shows current estimate.)
I am bewildered to watch people jump up and down to create renewables because of climate change when at the same time oil reserves are running out too.
I find it ironic that both goals have the same end in mind.
:)-
Oil was said, to run out in 2005, they said oil would run out in 1910. Yet here we are.

Sad that they have decided to use whatever amount of oil that is left, to build solar and wind farms.

Increasing the use of oil beyond what is sustainable producing inefficeint wind and solar farms that give us almost no electricity in return
 

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