Your post is excellent and points out something that is definitely worth talking about, however I feel there is an easier explanation for why we still
rely on fossil fuels...
Fear of Obsolescence.
Here is how I see it... if you tell people that all oil today comes from fossils of some kind, whether it is dinosaurs or plants or what have you,
then everyone automatically equates that to a limited amount. As long as you can convince people of that, you can drive the price of oil based on how
much, or how little, people believe is left. Believing that something is limited is what gives it value (for most people). Think of diamonds, gold,
silver, and of course, oil. This way, when the oil cartels want to drive prices up, they just hire a bunch of "scientists" and other groups to start
making claims that we're "running out" and that the costs need to increase to find more.
This is the rub. Let's look at facts for a second...
- The Deepwater Horizon that caused the oil spill in the Gulf, drilled at a depth of 35,050 feet, minus the 4,132 feet of water, so approximately
30,918 feet down, they found oil. (Source
- The worlds deepest dinosaur fossil was found 7,401 feet under the ground.
- This puts the Deepwater Horizon's oil find at roughly 5 times the depth
of the oldest fossil on record, at the deepest depth we have found.
Logically, if you put these simple facts together, one can just about conclude that fossil fuels are the biggest lie that has been perpetrated on the
people of the world. Everything we do across the planet has been done using the energy derived from fossil fuels. (coal and other sources are
negligible) Generations of people have been looted and sucked dry over the cost of oil.
Abiotic oil (theoretically) is the formation of oil naturally through processes deep in the Earth's crust and has been gaining a lot of attention
lately, especially given the facts above. (Source
After the BP incident, the talk of peak oil seemed to have died out a bit, probably because the depths they were drilling to had many people realizing
that there is likely not a limited amount of oil.
It is the oil companies best kept secret. As long as they have us believing the source is limited to how much life existed previously on the planet,
they can continue to rob us all blind, and THAT is why I believe we still rely on fossil fuels, and not for any other reason.
S&F for the materials you presented, didn't mean to derail the post, just adding input.