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Shell report predicts peak oil now or soon

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    Since we have vast deposit of coal that can be converted to liquid fuel and replace oil it is a shame we aren't doing it and are locking up our coal and oil deposits.
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    I could be wrong, but weren't you one of those a while back who was arguing that there was no impending "peak oil" or that it was very far away?

    The process of burning coal is extremely toxic, especially where high concentrations of people (children, especially) exist, unless we can clean the emissions to acceptable levels. The mining of coal -especially strip or surface mining- is devastating to the environment, particularly watersheds and other landscape considerations. It is finite and we will find a way to run out of it if we green-light and accelerate its use.
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    There is some evidence for abiotic oil, point is regardless of whether peak oil is here or not the increases in energy prices and resulting harm to the economy is self inflicted.


    We have enough coal to provide liquid fuel needs for the next few hundred years. In the interim other sources can be developed (not wind & solar which are niche products.

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