posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 02:50 PM
Originally posted by SpeakerofTruth
Darkbluesky,thanks for the link and I certainly will read it...Looks interesting...However, there is one thing that the paper states that I must
The solutions to this apparently non-existent problem proposed by environmentalists would not have a significant effect on climate, but they
would cause a significant amount of human suffering.
How so? How is it that finding an alternative fuel source will cause human suffering? It may cause suffering for big corporations, but who cares?
I am real quick to label this comment false.
Speaker - I think the statement is meant to convey the concept that modern technology, based on our oil based industrial society has vastly improved
the living conditions for everyone on the planet. Also assumes that the most talked about method for reducing GW (curtailment of fossil fuel
consumption) would be the only feasible response.
Oil powered agricultural equipment and oil powered vehicles (ships, trucks, trains) that allow us to produce almost incomprehensible volumes of food,
and allow that food to get to the people who need it before it spoils.
The hydrocarbon based power that refridgerates foods and medicines we all need.
The oil powered equipment that allows very few to provide food for very many, thus freeing everyone else to pursue other goals instead of worrying
about feeding themselves and their families.
All this and more, is a result of oil.
Alternatives are great and will be developed when technically, and economically feasible, but not before.
[edit on 1/26/2007 by darkbluesky]