posted on Jul, 24 2005 @ 11:45 PM
I think there're three items to remember. First, unless you're one of the very few individuals who still believe the now-discounted abiotic
oil hypothesis, since the oil in the Earth was laid down smoetimes in the Mississippian, Pennsylvanian, Permian, and up through the beginning of the
Tirassic eras, sooner or later there isn't going to be any more oil.
Second, even if you buy into the belief that there are a trillion or so undiscovered barrels of oil tied up in tar sands, undersea deposits, or
whatever, the costs of exploiting the oil are so high that it is simply economically un-fearsible to go after it.
Third, even if you buy into the belief that there are a trillion (heck, make it a bazillion) barrels of oil out there and it'll be
economically feasible to get it, burning that stuff is killing us all by pollution, contribution to global warming, and so on.
So no matter how you look at it, we need to quit our oil addiction before it destroys us all.
[edit on 24-7-2005 by Off_The_Street]