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    Saizou is offline Senior Member Always Around
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    Default IEA predicts that peak oil is imminent.

    The story.

    Long story short, peak oil is likely to hit in a few years. I suspect that we're screwed.

    What's really galling is the fact that western society has known that this is coming for decades, and yet we've let big business and eco-retards slow down or stop the development of viable alternatives. In the best-case scenario we're back to burning coal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saizou View Post
    The story.

    Long story short, peak oil is likely to hit in a few years. I suspect that we're screwed.

    What's really galling is the fact that western society has known that this is coming for decades, and yet we've let big business and eco-retards slow down or stop the development of viable alternatives. In the best-case scenario we're back to burning coal.
    It`s kinda hard to do developement in other areas when the oil industry has such a big impact on that as well. Pressuring and such.

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    ... Does anyone remember how ExxonMobil set records last year accumulating one billion dollars in profits per day, a first for any company in the history of the United States. Yet were all stumped as to why alternatives arent more pervasive.

    edit yea heres the story

    http://www.breitbart.com/article.php...show_article=1


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    Start riding bicycle

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    damn you nature!
    why cant you supply us with more oil so that we can destroy you!

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    You know what I have noticed? That often throughout history, people have predicted the end. Recently my sister was watching MTV music awards (the pain) and Queen Latiffa came on and started a whole rant about world overpopulation. Malthus predicted fatal overpopulation in twenty years, he predicted this hundreds of years ago. People rant about how oil will run out and go the way of Chicken Little about how the sky is falling. But the truth is that humans always have a way of adapting. We are starting to now (albeit a bit too soon) but we will survive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by damienangelico View Post
    People rant about how oil will run out and go the way of Chicken Little about how the sky is falling. But the truth is that humans always have a way of adapting. We are starting to now (albeit a bit too soon) but we will survive.
    Oh, I read a letter like this in the Toronto Star! Of COURSE we'll survive. The point is that we're going to have a lot of trouble doing so, and will probably face major problems - economically and personally. We may have to accept a lesser standard of living. Yes, we'll survive, but it will cost us.
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    Sure we'll survive, but at what cost? What drastic unforeseen changes to society will occur before the adaptation occurs. Thats the problem. Not whether everyone on the planet will keel over and die when the oil runs out.

    Edit. Damn.. digi beat me to it.


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    =P

    Right, Steal. One of the main reasons that governments and companies are hesitant to put more research into alternatives is because those alternatives (both finding them and using them) will cost way more than fossil fuels. We complain about high gas prices now, but what are we going to pay for ethanol to fuel those cars? Come to think of it, what are the environmental and economic costs of having everyone dump the old cars and buy new ones at the same time? That's a drastic change and I already see unemployment and company collapses. Oh! And thinking of ethanol, how will that affect crops? We've been getting rid of farmland for animal farms, but what happens when we need to produce more crops for fuel? There's another imbalance.
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    blah. Electric cars are already R&Ded. Expensive biofuels are only one possible option. If they really put effort into it Id bet in 2-4 years they could come up with a economically plausible alternative to the ICE.


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