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The Road Warrior was awesome. I would love to live in a
post apocalyptic Australia.
Staying away from General.
And this is why I am moving to a farm in canada next year.
You can drink gasohol right?
I still don't think any of this matters since peak discovery was 40 years ago
Peak discovery, that doesn't mean production peaked. Right now discovery is sloping down and we're pretty much at a production peak. Basicly, we're ........ed.Originally Posted by MadCow257
this sucks indeed. Hurry up ethanol.
Understood, but why if the concern is a lack of supply are we looking at a statistic that is driven, at least for now, by demand? What matters is the total amount of known petrol that can be relatively cheaply removed from the ground. In 1981 demand outstripped new supply for the first time. The effects weren't felt because of reserves, but that's significant nonetheless. Adding to that that the stuff at the bottom is hardest to get out, I don't see why it matters if "peak oil" was 2000 or is 2010, 2030 or even '50.Peak discovery, that doesn't mean production peaked.
E85 is probably the solution, but if we aren't careful we'll run out of the G15 before people get he message.
Great resource to learn something about today's oil.
Either way, once all the oil's been burned out, well start using other resources and when they are done well just keep consuming everything until we start growing humans and use their energy (-- The Matrix)?
It doesn't matter really, it just gives a general time frame of when our economy will start to crash IF we don't do anything about it.Originally Posted by MadCow257
It's not the solution but will certainly delay whatever is to come.Originally Posted by MadCow257
You know, some scientists figure that oil reserves are actually increasing.
And some think global warming is a hoax. It doesn't really matter though - getting off of oil is a Good Thing(TM). It's safer using ethanolOriginally Posted by kermit
To code is divine
Well from a cost perspective, I definitely agree that getting off oil is a very good thing. It some cases, it costs too much to drive anymore. The irony is that when a decent, plentiful alternative goes mainstream, the bigwigs at the oil companies will probably have their fingers in it.