posted on Apr, 10 2005 @ 11:55 AM
Do Americans generate electricity by buring oil? How strange?
In Europe it is done through, coal, hydro, nuclear and wind.
Britain is commited to adding renewable sources by an unbelievable amount in the next 10yrs. I had to re-read it when I read it. I have forgotten it
now, but it was in the gigawatts per hour range for the added increase each year. The UK uses gas for heating too.
The only problem for an oil and other alternatives shortage is transport. That alone can scuper everything (no coal for powerstations, unless they use
electric trains, and not diesel, or they use biodiesel for their trains).
As for food and other consumer items, well, it won't be global anymore, will it? China will be back to square one again, lol. (after all that).
What they do in the EU at the moment with shrimps is this: they catch them in the North Sea off the German coast and transport them to Turkey to be
deshelled and cleaned; they then go back to Germany to be sold. It is nuts. The EU encourages this European economic integration by heavily
subsidising business travel, otherwise, even with the cheap labour in Turkey, it would be uneconomical to do such a thing. All that would end, and
everything would be local. As long as you live near a farm, you will be OK. Farmers in Ireland use pigslurry as fertilizers and a farmer in Scotland
is now using rock dust which is supposed to be an unbelievable fertilizer.
You will buy your products at the local market instead of the local supermarket, or you will buy at the local supermarket who will have adapted to buy
and sell only the available local products (more likely, as these businesses aren't stupid).
just my two cents. I have given this more balanced analysis, since some believe can go overbaord with their doom and gloom and we are all sinners
about to be punished by the environmental god rant.