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Originally posted by cybertroy
Vehicles are made to fail and continue a profit stream.
This is a high dollar car starting to fail after 10 years, a Cadillac folks!
Originally posted by picklejuice
there are no backups, solar panels only have a 20% efficiency rate, and transporting electricity is less efficiënt in heat, as for hydrogen technology, to make enough cells, we would need ALL the platinum in the world, and that's not counting the fact that the cells will break down eventually, biodiesel needs too much space, TD is like eating your own feces, you might not be hungry anymore, but you didn't gain much energy (sorry for that disgusting anology), hemp, wind, none of it is practically feasible, or if it is, the EPR isn't big enough.
Originally posted by Kamikazi
Really? I work for an Auto Manufacturer R&D proving ground(cannot go into details, sorry). I can only tell you that there are many advances in alternate fuel technology, you would be amazed, trust me, there will be no need for gasoline within the next few years to come.
Originally posted by EastCoastKid
I got lucky. Back in '95 I got a used Mazda truck (1987 model). I've been driving it ever since. It's still going after all these years. I've driven that truck from Charleston, SC to Tucson, AZ up to Seattle and back across to the Carolinas. Take care of a vehicle like that and it'll run forever.
Originally posted by vincere7
That brings back memories. I blew up a mazda in nebraska one year. Me and a buddy were pissed driving down the road at night (heading to vegas) and BAM! sparks flew everywhere. We pulled over and passed out. In the morning I got under there and checked and there was a fist size hole in the block. We had thrown a rod. I said screw it and started the thing. It actual ran smoother than before! The only problem was we were smoking so bad you couldn't see nothing behind us. I drove that bastard 40 miles to a small town! Pulled in to some place that looked exactly like "back to the future" and thats where we decided to live for awhile.
Originally posted by mbkennel
That's nothing that $4.00 a gallon gasoline won't cure.
yeah, but that's not stopping people now, so why will it stop people in the future?
It will be more difficult but not an "enormous" problem.
Remember that people HAVE to eat
water is a separate issue. Phoenix can do without golf courses.
Remarks in Hudson, NY
January 8, 2005
James Howard Kunstler
My last three books were concerned with the physical arrangement of life in our nation, in particular suburban sprawl, the most destructive development pattern the world has ever seen, and perhaps the greatest misallocation of resources the world has ever known.
The world - and of course the US - now faces an epochal predicament: the global oil production peak and the arc of depletion that follows. We are unprepared for this crisis of industrial civilization. We are sleepwalking into the future.
The global peak oil production event will change everything about how we live. It will challenge all of our assumptions. It will compel us to do things differently - whether we like it or not.