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Originally posted by queenannie38
Originally posted by atlguy
Why would they lie about it?
for Deepwater Horizon, specifically, they are lying because they are going to be fined for every barrel of oil spilled, under the Clean Water Act.
so that is why they've been underestimating it, and pretending they had no possible way to measure - when in fact they invented a technology to measure the outflow, themselves!
if it is going to cost them money, they will lie.
if it is going to gain them money, i doubt they lie - they can't lie in their own favor, really, about how much oil they get. and surely they want to profit on every last drop.
Originally posted by RRokkyy
Originally posted by Morpheas
I believe peak oil is real.. just because a few wells are refilling doesn't count for the thousands that aren't.
How about those abiotic theorists explain
PEAK COAL(with fossils).
Originally posted by Ex_MislTech
Originally posted by nixie_nox
Resources can run out and why we need to move to sustainable
energy which there is plenty.
Wind, Solar, Geothermal, Ocean Current, LFTR reactors using thorium
that will dispose of radioactive waste, and many others.
1% of the power of the jet streams could replace all forms of
power currently in use on the planet.
Tidal and wave power could replace all other forms of power on earth.
The bay of fundy alone is a 26 million horse power water engine.
Good Luck to you all !
Interesting as I see another future lesson in the so called "clean energy".
When you start harvesting energy from things such as the "jet stream" and wind you interrupt the previous intention and effect of that "resource"
Its the consumption that is the true issue we just flat out consume way to much energy and there are just flat out too many freaking people on earth consuming this energy and it is definately not getting better.
For example: If you start to go clean with energy and start erecting these HUGE wind farms to harvest air currents etc. What downfall could come from this? That wind serves a purpose and its not to power you 55inch LCD TV. That wind for thousands of years before us was doing a job that will be inhibited now because that energy will be taken off course so to speak.
Same thing with ocean currents and water current based generators. That water current is serving a purpose and its not to power a 55" LCD TV. It has been doing so for thousands of years and as naive as humans are we will probably completely overlook this until 50 years from now waves aren't washing up on shore and crops wont grow because we have essentially taken the earths ability to provide for us away so we can watch more freaking TV!!!!
These green alternatives are practical in moderation. But like I said earlier that is essentially the root problem of energy....We are quite simply using way too much.(period)
The enrgy crisis will not be solved by erecting wind farms and hoover damn type generators and casing the earth in solar pannels.....It is a lifestyle problem that governments like the US are trying to perpetuate WORLD WIDE! In light of this energy crisis I'm beginning to think those 3'rd world countries have it right. Ironicaly WSHTF they will probably be the last ones standing...lol
But I mean not to judge anyone here as much as enlighten some to what truely is the root problem in regards to resource and energy consumption.
I am as guilty as it gets typing this on my 22" computer monitor and yes, a 55" LCD TV in the other room. I was influenced, manipulated, devieved by the society I grew up in. Just now in these last years am I waking up and seeing where this all came from and where it is all going. I like to think that those who know better, DO better! And on that note...anyone want to buy a 55" LCD TV? lol
Originally posted by poet1b
reply to post by babybunnies
You are the one who has been brainwashed. Big oil doesn't have to play con games to set the price of oil, because they literally have us over the barrel, by having our infrastructure set up to depend solely on gasoline driven vehicles. Big oil has been doing whatever it has wanted to do for a long time.
However, even their monopoly over world transportation has its limits.
If gasoline become too pricey, then alternative fuels and transportation will become more affordable and therefore more competitive in the markets. AS the sweet crude becomes more and more difficult to find, the oil industry going to have to find other sources to keep them in the market. This is a matter of reality.
All the oil producing regions have ran dry, and now it is happening to the Middle East, as predicted. Only fools ignore the evidence.
Oil is made of organic matter. This is a matter of science. There is absolutely no proof that oil is made from non-organic matter.