Originally posted by Teabags
reply to post by rle4lunch
Why do we have to ween ourselves off of oil???? It comes from the Earth. It is natural. what the heck is wrong with oil? Its there, use it. Put aside the "green" bs that it is causing global warming (which there is no evidence it is) as well as it is a limited resource that comes from decayed dinosaurs.
The Earth bleeds oil. The supply will never diminish. If you actually believe oil is a "fossil fuel" that comes from decaying matter you better wake up. There arent billions of gallons of oil underground from decaying life matter. do you see any middle-ground of decaying matter that isn't "quite-yet oil"?? No. Do you know why? Because the Earth bleeds oil from the mantle to the upper layers.
People Bleed. I promise you, if you bleed long enough and fast enough you Will Die !
i don't believe oil are fossil based either but if not, where do You say it comes from? How is oil created in the earth? How fast is oil replenished after it is removed from a section in the earth?
You cannot answer these things. Therefore how do you know the Earth will not bleed to death?
Even if we did have tons of oil for ever more I'll give you two good reasons not to use oil and develop other technologies.
1) The people in charge of oil have all the money and it's harming our economy. They are too rich already and can stand to lose some of their billions. ( heck I say we just Nuke em all and be done with those suckers)
2) People want cheaper options for fuel sources and they are entitled to have them. No one has the right to deny this to the people.
edit on 8-4-2011 by JohnPhoenix because: addition