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no more oil

Postby Sandra » Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:38 am

What will happen when all the world's oil is gone?

Will we be able to survive without it?
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Postby Bedford » Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:50 am

It would be different, but we still have many many years before that happens.
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Postby meadow » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:44 am

many, many? i guess we shouldn't care since we probably won't be here to see it, right?
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Postby Bedford » Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:02 am

Right. By that time, we'll find something else. No need to stunt growth by being phobic.
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Postby meadow » Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:13 am

oh, right. cause there is no such thing as any kind of global climate change.

cause our government always has our best interests at heart. and they are definitely all about making sure we have oil/petroleum alternatives in place before a complete oil crisis, right?

wow...being this deluded is fun! it's like every day is a sunshiney day full of possibilities and joy. i mean, i might even want to get married or have kids next!

thank you, George W. Bush! you mighty, mighty man of heart who loves us all so much.

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Postby MargeC » Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:41 am

meadow wrote:
wow...being this deluded is fun! it's like every day is a sunshiney day full of possibilities and joy.

/end sarcasm.


lol, I'll steal that quote for future use.

It's not totally a question yet of how much oil there is left, but how recoverable it is. If the oil is beneath the sea and the sea is very deep (say, mid atlantic), how would you ever plan to recover that oil. This is the major problem at the moment: it has to be cost effective.

All in all, probably really about 25 years left, give or take. The problem is not just in finding new power sources for cars and planes, but in doing all the other stuff that oil provides for: plastics, drugs, for example.
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Postby Sandra » Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:36 am

MargeC wrote:
All in all, probably really about 25 years left, give or take. The problem is not just in finding new power sources for cars and planes, but in doing all the other stuff that oil provides for: plastics, drugs, for example.


:shock: 25 years, is that all, that's rather frightening is it not. With our technology could we not use water for our energy supply?
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Postby MargeC » Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:12 am

Sandra wrote:
MargeC wrote:
All in all, probably really about 25 years left, give or take. The problem is not just in finding new power sources for cars and planes, but in doing all the other stuff that oil provides for: plastics, drugs, for example.


:shock: 25 years, is that all, that's rather frightening is it not. With our technology could we not use water for our energy supply?


Yes, 10 years maybe, from hydrogen. Maybe fusion.

Oil gives things other than energy, these may be hard to replace. In 25 years oil will be like $30000/bbl
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Postby Sandra » Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:22 am

MargeC wrote:
Yes, 10 years maybe, from hydrogen. Maybe fusion.

Oil gives things other than energy, these may be hard to replace. In 25 years oil will be like $30000/bbl


I think of these things and have to ask, I'm quite worried now.

so the sh*t will hit the fan so to speak in about 25 years then, if they can't replace oil :(
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Postby Valleysailor » Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:32 am

Sandra wrote:
MargeC wrote:
Yes, 10 years maybe, from hydrogen. Maybe fusion.

Oil gives things other than energy, these may be hard to replace. In 25 years oil will be like $30000/bbl


I think of these things and have to ask, I'm quite worried now.

so the sh*t will hit the fan so to speak in about 25 years then, if they can't replace oil :(


so long as the fan is not run on oil or other fossil fuels!!

Seriously, I try not to worry too much about these things. I do what I can to help the environment by driving a fuel efficient vehicle, recycling plastics and paper, conserving water and electricity, composting garbage, etc. My worrying about the amount of oil left in the world will not make there be any more there. If it would, maybe I would worry more.
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Postby pilvikki » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:25 pm

well, there are many wind farms and more people are using solar power, which not only reduces greenhouse gasses, but saves on the oil as well. the only thing is that the hybric cars, solar panels, windmills etc are too damn expensive with no government incentives.

like wtf?
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Postby Sandra » Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:47 am

Valleysailor wrote: My worrying about the amount of oil left in the world will not make there be any more there. If it would, maybe I would worry more.


I know your right VS, but when you've got as much spare time as I have you worry about everything, believe me being this bored has had me worrying about the most stupidiest things ever :lol:
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Postby Valleysailor » Wed Jun 27, 2007 2:12 pm

Then I declare it time for you to take up a non-worry hobby!! Have you tried one? I started quilting when my last husband and I divorced and it was SOOOOO therapeudic. I also enjoy cross-stitching but my eyes are shot now and can't see to do it anymore. I love my garden, even on a small scale; it is so encouraging to plant seeds and know that something will spring forth!
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