posted on Apr, 9 2005 @ 09:33 PM
Anybody else remember 1974? "OMG the oil is running out, quick buy a little Japanese car (still got it), pile horsedoo in a vat and make methane for
the stove (been there, done that, 'waste' of time and money), go solar photovoltaic 12 volts (fun, but heavy on lead-acid battery replacement), ride
your bike 10 miles each way to work in the rain and the snow and the sun, plow up 40 acres of habitat to make gasahol... Jimmy Carter panicked us all
over Iran and Peak Oil back then; result: we're still pumping (the stuff is abiogenic and probably makes up a good percentage of the mass of the
Earth) and a bunch of us have Great Depression ecohippie memories that served no purpose but to inflate the price- and profits- of Big Oil.
Imagine if the oil did run out in ten years. Would that be a bad thing? Ask any dolphin. Or Charlie Tuna.