nuclear(uranium and plutonium) thou could run out
So what happens when we eventually run out of uranium and plutonium? We don't have anymore nuclear fission energy to run the economy.
" the world's supply of uranium may run out even before the oil does, according to Goodstein."http://www.alternet.org/story/18421
Actually, there probably isn't enough oil to last our generation
Very true. The oil crisis will happen before 2050. That, I am very sure. It took a century to use half of all oil on Earth. Earth is the only planet with oil. Other planets don't have oil because other planets don't have any lifeforms. There is no evidence there is lifeforms of any kind.
Although I said nuclear fusion will be possible, I fear it won't be available for large-scale production. It takes too much money and time. I belive it will take a least more than 50 years for that. The reason of this is, I read an article somewhere that indicated this. I forgot the source.
Also, the problem with nuclear fusion or any other renewable source of energy is that it won't provide the products of oil. Those products are listed on the first post of this thread.
A transition will be needed from a oil-fueled economy to a non-oil-fueled economy. In this transition, society will go out of order. I believe many people will be starved. I also believe a World War Three could happen because of our dependence of oil for its products.
Chances are, we will go back to the medieval age. A medieval age will renewable sources of energy only. All those products made from oil will be gone. Money will not be produced. Why? Ink used to print money are made from oil. Without oil, it's impossible to produce money. I think we will need to use gold again for money. The world population will eventually settle down to 2 billion because of lack of fertilizers and pesticides for our foods.
World civilization will not end. The egyptians and aztecs lived perfectedly without oil. But we end up living in a world with less technology. We live in a world where we grow our own food. A world where we provide our own security. A world where we provide our own energy from using wind, solar or wave energy.
The oil crisis is very sad. It will happen. Alternative energies will not solve the problem.
Yajimari21, thank you for bringing this topic up. You have raise awareness especially to me. I never knew the oil crisis will have such a immense impact on the world. Awareness is important for preparedness which leads to survival. This is the best thread on the whole forum. Again, thank you.
The reason I replied so late is because I educated myself on the oil crisis in the last month. I know everything about the oil crisis right now. It's really not as simple as you think. I once thought it was.
Edit: These are some of the products oil produce:
Air conditioners, ammonia, anti-histamines, antiseptics, artificial turf, asphalt, aspirin, balloons, bandages, boats, bottles, bras, bubble gum, butane, cameras, candles, car batteries, car bodies, carpet, cassette tapes, caulking, CDs, chewing gum, cold, combs/brushes, computers, contacts, cortisone, crayons, cream, denture adhesives, deodorant, detergents, dice, dishwashing liquid, dresses, dryers, electric blankets, electrician’s tape, fertilisers, fishing lures, fishing rods, floor wax, footballs, glues, glycerin, golf balls, guitar strings, hair, hair colouring, hair curlers, hearing aids, heart valves, heating oil, house paint, ice chests, ink, insect repellent, insulation, jet fuel, life jackets, linoleum, lip balm, lipstick, loudspeakers, medicines, mops, motor oil, motorcycle helmets, movie film, nail polish, oil filters, paddles, paint brushes, paints, parachutes, paraffin, pens, perfumes, petroleum jelly, plastic chairs, plastic cups, plastic forks, plastic wrap, plastics, plywood adhesives, refrigerators, roller-skate wheels, roofing paper, rubber bands, rubber boots, rubber cement, rubbish bags, running shoes, saccharine, seals, shirts (non-cotton), shoe polish, shoes, shower curtains, solvents, solvents, spectacles, stereos, sweaters, table tennis balls, tape recorders, telephones, tennis rackets, thermos, tights, toilet seats, toners, toothpaste, transparencies, transparent tape, TV cabinets, typewriter/computer ribbons, tyres, umbrellas, upholstery, vaporisers, vitamin capsules, volleyballs, water pipes, water skis, wax, wax paper
See how many products oil produce? Imagine living without them. Welcome to the non-oil dependent world.
I see no solution to the oil crisis right now. All I have to say is this. You are living in a world, in a developed country, that has the highest standard of living in human history. Be proud of it. That standard of living will be GONE soon. Want proof? Here it is:
The Olduvai Theory:
Sliding Towards a Post-Industrial Stone Agehttp://dieoff.org/page125.htm
Go to "Figure 1. The Olduvai Theory of Industrial Civilization." Look at the graph.
This is the timeline for the future. It is highly likely each of these events will happen within that time period. Time is running out. http://deconsumption...round_for_.html
My opinion for a World War Three to happen was from that timeline.
A timeline for past events of peak oil:http://www.postcarbo...formed/timeline
Even worse is that "Energy Doomsday Could Strike in Coming Decade".http://www.surviving...Energy_Doomsday
Lastly, if you want to survivive the oil crash, read:http://www.surviving...l.com/index.php
These are some articles by Matthew R. Simmons, Bush's energy advisor:http://www.simmonsco...Type=msspeeches
"What people need to hear loud and clear is that we're running out of energy in America," said Bush in May 2001. "We can do a better job in conservation, but we darn sure have to do a better job of finding more supply." He added, "We can't conserve our way to energy independence."
Bush said that right on the newspaper. Right in front of the public. http://www.reason.co.../rb072104.shtml
Here is a look at how much oil we need to discover to keep up with our needs:
This illustrates the depletion of all hydrocarbons:
If you want to discuss about peak oil on a bigger forum, go here:http://www.peakoil.com/forums.html
I hope it's really not the end of civilization. Unfortunately, that's impossible. I used up one WHOLE month trying to look up and research on the internet for a solution to peak oil. NO luck.
If you want to talk about the issue of oil peak in your area, click here:http://www.postcarbo...sources/meetups
Learn more about peak oil and how you can make the community around you aware of peak oil.
Edited by legendsofaranna, 04 December 2005 - 09:07 AM.