Friday, March 09, 2007

A Redundant Public Service Announcement

WE ARE NOT RUNNING OUT OF OIL !!

We're practically swimming in the nasty, beastly stuff.

Also, we're not running out of water or mineral ores, and there aren't too many people living on Earth, just far too many living in dysfunctional nations and cultures.


Thank you for your attention.

7 Comments:

Blogger erp said...

O, source please.

March 09, 2007 1:03 PM  
Blogger Harry Eagar said...

Lomborg, 'The Skeptical Environmentalist,' is good.

His book needs to be handled with caution. I explain why in my review at Amazon.

Or you could just drive around your town and look at all the 'Stor-n-Lok' places that have grown up in recent years. People buy Chinese crap at Wal-Mart and immediately put it in storage. We can mine those for decades for anything we need.

(I have. I could tell you stories.)

March 09, 2007 3:48 PM  
Blogger Oroborous said...

Speaking of your stories, I particularly liked the one you told a couple of years ago about the dead biker with the bales of porn, and the sentimental rat photos.

March 10, 2007 2:28 AM  
Blogger Oroborous said...

erp, there are three trillion barrels of oil contained in the tar sands and oil shales of No. America alone.

Not all of it will be recoverable, and it's much more difficult to produce that oil than that from, say, Arabia, but nonetheless the Age of Petroleum will likely end before the end of petroleum itself.

March 10, 2007 7:47 AM  
Blogger erp said...

Sorry my request was so ill-worded. I know we aren't going to run out of oil, I just wanted a link to send to the un-believers.

I wonder when we'll see the first lament that we're using so much corn, sugar, potatoes, etc. for fuel that a new worldwide famine is on the way.

You gotta know it's coming.

March 10, 2007 11:14 AM  
Blogger Harry Eagar said...

Already here.

The local utility announced last month that it's getting off petroleum by co-investing in a biodiesel refinery using palm oil (transfats).

Judging by the green response, you'd have thought they'd said they were going to boil down puppies for their grease.

March 10, 2007 1:33 PM  
Blogger Hey Skipper said...

Harry:

I had to laugh.

March 10, 2007 11:01 PM  

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