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Author Topic: 🚩 Global Climate Chaos ☠️  (Read 74892 times)

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Re: 🚩 Global Climate Chaos ☠️
« Reply #1365 on: June 24, 2018, 03:41:43 pm »
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In 2006, however, the Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA) predicted that 3.74 trillion barrels of oil remained in the Earth — three times the number estimated by peak oil proponents.

CERA is financed by the oil industry, to oppose the Peak Oil theory which will bankrupt them as soon as it is believed.

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While we know for sure that the exploitation of fossil fuels is limited, estimates can vary wildly because new deposits are sometimes found and new technology enables access to previously untapped oil or gas fields or allows more efficient extraction.

To get a proper sense of proportion, this is discoveries and production over time.  The shortfall on discoveries is gigantic, because they have looked everywhere and there are no big discoveries left to be made:[/size]

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Japan, for instance, is planning to one day extract methane from undersea hydrate deposits

The problem is they have no idea how to do it, and haven't even tried it yet on an experimental level.

The article is right as far as if we have the FFs, we will burn them and cause catastrophic climate change, but wrong in that oil WILL run out first.  Already they are producing shale oil with borrowed money and not making a profit, but can't stop because they have debts to repay.  Only the US has the ability to print fiat money and lend it to oil-frackers.  That's why the US is the only country doing it.

Renewables are energy-intensive to make, and when the current small levels are ramped up to greater levels, the FF energy just won't be there or affordable.

Down-shifting our energy lifestyles is vital, but no one wants to do it.  Gas-powered chainsaws to cut firewood, not the hand-axe.  And before RE chips in with all MY lifestyle faults, I only drive a 1500 cc Toyota Corolla, and never drive more than 32 Km round trip.  I would get a smaller car if there was one.  I NEVER fly.  I eat local produce wherever possible.  I NEVER buy frivolous stuff, or tickets to watch films, theatre, concerts, sporting matches, or coffee in cafes, or beer in pubs, or food in take-aways or restaurants.  With the carbon captured by my forest, I reckon I have a carbon neutral lifestyle.

At the current level of resource depletion I believe the fuel for my chainsaw is worth it. I would never cut trees with an axe but move to a pull saw. Cold kills in this part of the world firewood is very important and worth the fuel. My land can produce all my wood for the year; for heating anyways. I drive too much, eat too much meat, don't produce enough food on my land, and have too much house for a sustainable world (approx 400 sq ft per person it was 300 per person with my wife). If I had more bodies in it I could perhaps justify using hand labour for the wood to stay alive in the winter. It's hard finding like minded crazies in this world though. I don't fly except under duress and generate over 50 percent of my electricity by solar;it used to be over 90 percent. Energy use in the house has ballooned since we had kids.  hopefully that will return to above 90 percent this fall with the new solar array. I believe people will only change their way once the poop hits the fan.Not this slow frog in a pot of water bad but really really bad.  I'm not sure if FF depletion or climate change gets us first I'll let you two fight it out.
Cheers,  David

Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. Pr. 22:22-23

 

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