Re: "peak oil" (Monster Man)
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Monster Man »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Peak Oil is news? Not to me, I was talking peak oil in 2000 (Art Bell anyone?), it's not a new theory at all. Just call me acrackpot. We've always known oil supplies were finite (most of us), but the fact that we've hit a point of no return is somewhat recent. How bout you ask Shell why they keep revising their reserve estimates? Why is Kerr McGee drilling 10,000 feet into the ocean for oil if it's so plentiful? There's gonna be quite a wake up call, but I doubt we will EVER exahust all the supply, it will be too expensive.
The issue most skeptics dismiss is just HOW MUCH we rely on petroleum. It will be much more serious than most people believe. Oil does not spell the end of cars only- it's EVERYTHING we use- home energy, all our consumer goods, how our food is grown, etc. </TD></TR></TABLE>
+1 totally. The entire industrial revolution on has been fossil-fuel driven. A changeover will be interesting to say the least.
Also, Alaska doesn't have that much. About 6mo of US consumption, last I read.