posted on Feb, 19 2004 @ 08:00 PM
I'm intrigued by the ongoing debate regarding the upcoming postulated end of the era of fossil fuels. I'm intrigued by the ongoing debate regarding
the postulated end of the era of fossil fuels that may be a few years or decades from now. The argument may to be valid as prices have started to
rise, new production has leveled off or fallen, and demand continues to rise as the world economy grows.
Lets assume that the supply of fossil fuels is dwindling and will cease to be a viable and economical energy source in the next 20-30 years. Either
our society transitions to new energy sources or our current lifestyles will come to an end.
Now, there are a lot of scientist and government officials whom have to realize that our fossil fuel supplies are falling. A lot of people complain
about the government but there are a lot of brilliant people and scientists working in it. Our government (USA) is the single, largest force on the
planet for generating and controlling new technology, power, and wealth. If the end of fossil fuels was near and we were stuck with today?s ?public
or known? technologies, then the government would be very busy building as many nuclear power plants as possible. Nuclear energy the only ?public?
technology now available, which can meet our energy needs. The people in power would do everything they could to remain in power, and if our society
and lifestyles collapsed, they would lose their power.
Since the government is not busy building nuclear plants we have two solutions. One, there is no upcoming energy crisis or two, there is another
source of energy that we, the public, are not aware of.
What are you thoughts?