posted on Dec, 19 2010 @ 02:39 PM
The World Population Time Bomb is Ticking.
Global food production is already failing to match global demand. In the last 3 decades, 250 million people, mostly children, have died of starvation
or hunger-related disease; and today more than a billion people are starving. Energy powers food production more than your car. 10 calories of
fossil fuels produce every 1 calorie of food. Every step of modern food production, (pesticiding, fertilizing, tractoring, processing, packaging,
distributing, refrigerating, cooking ...), is fossil fuel powered.
All oil production follows a bell curve, where oil is increasingly plentiful and cheaper on the upslope of the bell curve, 50 percent depleted at the
peak, and increasingly scarce and expensive on the down slope.
If 2005 was the global Oil Peak , worldwide oil production in the year 2030 will equal that of 1980. However, the 2030 world will be much more
industrialized (oil-dependent) and populated (approximately twice), than the 1980 world.
Consequently, worldwide, oil demand will so greatly outpace oil production that, unless alternate forms of energy are used, energy prices will
skyrocket, oil dependant economies will crumble, and resource wars will explode.
Renewable Energy Generators. We should already be implementing alternative energy plans while we have affordable oil to do this.
Alternative energy plans could include:
On-land: Photovoltaic Cells and Solar Water heaters on roof-tops,
and Plastic Waste to Fuel Generators;
Off-shore: Wind and Wave Generators on platforms.