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February 05, 2008

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Austin Shadoan

The answer to this is cellulosic ethanol. Go on this site or wikipedia it and you'll see how great it is.


Rollotomaz1

As we are today we are in control of our immediate enviornment through oil, and we are now in a constant conflict around the world geting at what's left, which is wasting another large chunk of it, as the oil becomes ever scarce the conflicts will become more widespread.
The first push by our millitary into both Iraqu and Afghanistan was hotly followed by a beach head of oil engineers, taking away the black stuff as war progressed, ask anyone who was there at the time and you will have your answers.

As the world population grows, so will the need for food and this is where the plot thickens, 70 percent of our food fertiliser comes from oil in the form of ammonia, withou this the larger yeilds would not be possible and hunger would son set in, ever heard the saying that civilisation as we know it today and in the past is but three meals away, by the time the oil does run out the world population will be much bigger can you see a picture emmerging, no oil, no control of our immediate enviornment, no food, no life, millions are going to die, fact.

We need to start penalising thoe companies who are wasting our life blood, those people who holiday unecessarily, buy local food and save billions of gallons that are wasted every day transporting grain to grain growing countries, butter to butter producing countries and so on.

Don't burn one fuel into producing another form of propulsion electricity for electric cars, that is a huge waste, it dosen't pay in the long run.

Rationing of fossile fuel must be done in order of preserving our lubrication, no oil and most if not al of our heavy industry would grind to a halt within 48 hours, the older vedge based lubes are simply not up to the task, as they cannot withstand the higher tempratures produced in our high tollerance engines etc.

If you haven't seen the new film called
A Crude Awakening, yet then I suggest you do
it has many leading experts and governmental spokesperson telling you what's what.


BrianD

"Honestly, if it comes to $12/gal, there will be no such thing an "affordable" automobile."

Typical doomsday, knee jerk response. I'm currently shopping for a car and looking at a car that gets 18mpg. It will cost me around $25,000 to purchase.

At current gas prices, I will spend $2000 a year on gas, and expect to keep this car about 4 years. That's 25k + 8k gas = $33k.

Now if gas was to go to $12/gal (quadruple in price) I could easily shift into a Chevy Cobalt which would get 37mpg. With twice the fuel economy, my fuel costs would double (since prices quadrupled) to $16k over the life of the car but the car itself is only $14k. 14 + 16 = $30k.

Hmmm, look at that. Even with a quadrupling of gas prices, I can still spend LESS money on owning a car ($30k instead of $33k), simply by choosing an economy car with great gas mileage (no fancy hybrid needed) rather than buying an average car. Yes it will be basic transport, but not a doomsday scenario of being stranded in suburbia.

And don't worry - Chevy will be able to crank out enough Cobalts (Cruzes) to fill demand, as will the other brands with their basic 4 cyl compact vehicles. For now, people who buy hybrids are still buying them to make a green statement, not to save money. They will never recoup their initial higher purchase costs.

OILLY MANNNN

we are all doomed, ALL OIL WILL BR COMPLETLEY GONE WITHIN THE NEXT TEN YEARS. SHOULD BE QUITE INTERESTING.

OILLY MANNNN

o yes one more thing.... jesus is fake

Rodney

I don't know what all the fuss is about. Riding a bicycle is very enjoyable, can be combined with trains. Farming can revert back to organic sustainable farming methods that can include far less liquid fuel. The skies will clear up, we don't have to work for what we don't really need, but we do work to survive.

Climate Change is a definite worry for the long term however,with the clearer skies accelerating the problem.

tbk

HEY THESAXMAN WHAT ARE YOU SMOKING

0ut0f0rder

Why does something as simple as an oil leak turn into a full blown out crisis? Part of the reason is that British Petroleum (BP) denied world wide help until BP realized that the oil leak was much greater than they had anticipated. Even though we have access to the technology to prevent global epidemics like famine and starvation, they still occur despite our best efforts. What might start off as a simple problem can quickly escalate into a natural disaster if the appropriate response doesn’t happen immediately.

matt_solis

BP Oil crisis - Complexity

Why does something as simple as an oil leak turn into a full blown out crisis? Part of the reason is that British Petroleum (BP) denied world wide help until BP realized that the oil leak was much greater than they had anticipated. Even though we have access to the technology to prevent global epidemics like famine and starvation, they still occur despite our best efforts. What might start off as a simple problem can quickly escalate into a natural disaster if the appropriate response doesn’t happen immediately.

0ut0f0rder

I remember seeing a discussion on the shortage of resources and people competing for those resources on a Facebook community page http://www.facebook.com/thewatchmansrattle.

Here’s the link to the actual video on why we hoard resources and compete with one another when we know working together creates the best outcome for everyone.

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1493017207106

Matt_solis

Why does something as simple as an oil leak turn into a full blown out crisis? Part of the reason is that British Petroleum (BP) denied world wide help until BP realized that the oil leak was much greater than they had anticipated. Even though we have access to the technology to prevent global epidemics like famine and starvation, they still occur despite our best efforts. What might start off as a simple problem can quickly escalate into a natural disaster if the appropriate response doesn’t happen immediately.

Matt_solis

I remember seeing a discussion on the shortage of resources and people competing for those resources on a Facebook community page http://www.facebook.com/thewatchmansrattle

Here’s the link to the actual video on why people hoard resources and compete with one another when they know working together creates the best outcome for everyone.

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1493017207106

Bicycle Racks

Well now, I was searching for blogs on fitness or health when i came across this post. Although not exactly what I was expecting I will give it ****.

new balance

Histories make men wise ; poems witty; the mathematics subtle; natural philosophy deep ; moral grave ; logic and rhetoric able to contend .

Robert

After studying the charts for more than 10 years I came to the conclusion that a sharp and sudden increase in energy and gold prices will occur as of the end of 2011. First slowly and then sharply up into 2012 all the way to the american elections of 2012.
A war with Iran, plus 12/21/12 syndrome will most likely be blamed for it.
A severe crash will follow.

damer

The oil barons in are in an interesting spot. Admitting peak oil is a huge paradigm shift, and many were in denial for years. Slowly people are starting to come around though, but they are still getting their heads wrapped around it, and they don't have any obvious answers.

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Worse in 2015? So not looking forward to that.

Korean Auto Lease Broker Los Angeles

Oil shortages aren't something to be ignored. This is important stuff you're talking about here.

Dentist Los Angeles

Maxwell sounds like someone who is not only smart but has lots of experience. We should at least listen to what he has to say.

Air Purifiers

It is going to be 2012 in 1 month, I feel like I should buy a few barrels of gas before the New Year!

Therapist San Francisco

We did hit quite a bump in 2010, I am worried about the year 2015...

Reversing sensors

Answers in 2025 would be wonderful, but I would hope we could come up with a better solution before then.

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People should just learn to walk more.

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He seems to be on the right track, not sure how accurate his numbers will be but I guess that remains to be seen.

Microsoft Office

The new President will have to embrace this exact plan if the United States is to avoid economic catastrophe.

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