Just one question for Canadians. If oil is a limited resource
that we need for our life style then why is it that we are selling what's
left of it to the USA when it could be employed in our own industries?
What if we sold all our trees to other countries who manufactured products
that we then bought back. Now wouldn't that be incredibly stupid?
Preparing for a Post Peak Life
Preparing For A Post Peak Life is a mildly commercial teaching website but it is right on target when it comes to understanding peak oil. It contains three free videos that explain the theory behind peak oil and attempts to answer the skeptics. As well it speaks to the personal solutions that might help individuals and families or groups deal with the peak oil crisis.
The car above could, if the oil companies don't
interfere, really contribute to the reduction in pollution and
greenhouse gases. Unfortunately it would require a major
effort to upgrade the electrical supply which is needed to
pressurize the air. The political will to do this might be
there if the oil companies didn't control our governments.
Def'n Peak Oil 1. the point at which the demand is equal to the
2. the point at which we are consuming oil faster than we can find
idea of "peak oil" is very much in the news and usually refers to global peak
oil. The US reached peak oil as a country years ago (unless they're stashing it) which is why they have
to buy on the world markets. Global peak oil, if not already reached under
current demand will be reached very soon. There is a catch of course.
There's always a catch. If the demand for oil either increases or remains
stable at current levels, peak oil will be reached very soon if mankind
continues to live on the planet. But, and it's an unlikely 'but'.
Just the same, ...but, if man begins to respond to the scientific communities
warnings then peak oil may be put off indefinitely. Reductions in
consumption will mean that the supply will last longer and considering that oil
is used in lubrication and plastics and a myriad of products, the idea of not
burning up a limited resource would look really good if greed were not as factor
in oil related decision making.
Personally I think greed will win out, but
if you actually believe that man can overcome his greed and reduce his
demand for stuff or perhaps you just want to look after numero
uno then I strongly recommend the website, Preparing For A Post Peak Life,
which is outlined below on the right. (The blue box.)
I think we can count on the discussion about when we reach peak oil or not
to continue right up to the last drop of oil comes out of the ground.
Pickens thinks we already have and I sure can't think of anyone who knows
more about oil than he. That's our nature as humans. We, as with
most things, just don't get it. We will continue to waste it by
burning it as fuel until its gone. The only problem with this is that
almost everything we possess and everything we eat relies on a sufficient
supply of oil. We are now using it faster than we can find new sources
and due to the global economic system now in place those who can't pay will
starve. Canada has a pretty good supply of high cost oil but when the
cheaper sources dry up which they are already doing many of us will not be
able to buy food. Oil runs the machinery that gets the seed into the
ground and is involved in the entire process of getting to our mouth right
down to the plastic cap on the salt shaker.