posted on Sep, 1 2008 @ 07:17 PM
I googled this question and was directed to www.opec.org which provided the following statistics:
1,204,182 million barrels in reserves (2006)
84.7 million barrels per day in demand (2007)
A little maths gives us 38 years left at those levels.
I wondered whether or not these figures are accurate and if anyone had any thoughts on the adaptation of humanity to a world without oil. No cars, I
know that we're building vehicles with new power sources, but they're not the same. No planes, ships, locomotives, how will we transport goods? A
finite global amount of plastic and a huge hole in our energy grid.
This document www.energybulletin.net...
speaks of using tar and others to prolong our oil reliant ways. (note their prices - if
With the growth of China and India and the world's ever increasing consumption of oil, the lack of both practical solutions and willingness of the
people to change, I wonder how long we really do have left, and whether or not we will come through the transition in good shape.
[edit on 1-9-2008 by Sendran]