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  1. fleabassist1

    fleabassist1 In the Starting Line-Up

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    #12 Jersey

    Posted this in another thread that was closed - was looking to see what people thought...




    We are running out of oil?



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    http://www.ncpa.org/pub/bg/bg159/index.html#c
     
  2. otis p. driftwood

    otis p. driftwood Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    There is at least one thread about it on here. Look for one called "Peak Oil"
     
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    What I've read is that the oil is getting harder and thus more costly to get to. While it used to be for every 1 barrel of energy spent we could get 100 barrels of oil, now we only get between 5 and 7 barrels. The debate on this matter is whether we can use different kinds of energy to extract the oil. For instance, could we use solar energy to run the pumps that bring up the oil? But, of course, to do that we need to develop alternative energy. I can't remember where I read this (a couple months ago), but I'm quite sure it was not a left-wing blog.

    As your link points out, we will run out of oil by the middle of the century if we don't do something. The reason to develop alternative energy is to make the remaining oil last, since it's more than likely there will be some dependency on oil for a very long time.
     
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    Here are a couple of links that may help:

    http://townhall.com/video/TheFivewithAmandaCarpenter/1450_061108Oil

    url for complete article:

    http://www.glasgowdailytimes.com/local/local_story_164123243.html
     
  5. Wildo7

    Wildo7 Totally Full of It

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    why is oil availability a left v. right wing issue? You'd think that the scientific community would be pretty clear cut and yet "townhall.com" seems to have a vested interest in propagating the notion that oil is abundant and pollution is good for the planet. Anything that gets in the way of the almighty buck I suppose.
     
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    Co2 isn't pollution it is what plants breathe. Why should we send hindred of billions to OPREC each year.

    BTW if you listened to the Vid they dcritize Bush for not allowing drilling off shore, which he can do without the congress.

    We need oil currently to run our economy and heat our homes and grow our food. Which part of this is so tough to understand? How do we replace those BTU's???
     
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    #87 Jersey


    He found it by shooting a bullet into the ground.
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  8. PressCoverage

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    This quote (in your link from 2003) is comforting to you? Do you have any idea what will occur for mankind long, LONG before supply is "exhausted?"

    Tricky Dick put it in perspective in 1999:

    For the world as a whole, oil companies are expected to keep finding and developing enough oil to offset our seventy one million plus barrel a day of oil depletion, but also to meet new demand. By some estimates there will be an average of two per cent annual growth in global oil demand over the years ahead along with conservatively a three per cent natural decline in production from existing reserves. That means by 2010 we will need on the order of an additional fifty million barrels a day. So where is the oil going to come from?
     
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    #75 Jersey

    :rofl:

    Gilligan and the Skipper may have found some too.
     
  10. Wildo7

    Wildo7 Totally Full of It

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    Plants breathe it doesn't mean it's not pollution, especially when the number of plants are decreasing and the amount of C02 is increasing.

    Nothing on this planet should stand in the way of industry though right?

    "God gave us the earth. We have dominion over the plants, the animals, the trees. God said, 'Earth is yours. Take it. Rape it. It's yours." - Anne Coulter
     
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    Anne was taken out of context... You liberals will slant anything.
     
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    Speaking of oil!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We got plenty o' this sh!t, and it's pretty fukcing cheap too.

    [​IMG]

    Last time I poured it in my car though, it didn't work worth a d!ck. Can anyone explain that to me?
     

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