posted on Nov, 19 2004 @ 10:47 AM
The problem with transfering from oil to an alternative energy source is twofold.
Firstly, we will be without the petrochemicals and other synthetic materials derived from oil.
Secondly, and with far more severe concequences, none of the current alternatives, even combined, can provide the same amount of energy as oil. Even a
small shortfall in energy would be utterly disastrous for the global economy. And if you consider that energy demands are constanly rising, and now
accelerating with the industrialisation of China and other developing countries, you can see why there is so much concern about the production of oil
reaching a peak and then declining.
The title of the thread is quite plausable. Like other animals, we fight over the scraps when starving, not plentiful bounties that can happily