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 Post subject: scary numbers
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:16 am 
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 Post subject: Re: scary numbers
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:44 am 
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Very! :shock:

At the current rate, oil will run out before my 8 month old nephew is my age.


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 Post subject: Re: scary numbers
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:01 am 
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the oil thing is bollx though, we are finding more oil all the time. Remember when we were at school and they said 20 years left?


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 Post subject: Re: scary numbers
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:04 am 
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were okay if we run out though, we have bicycles, we can become hippies and live off the land :)
joking id be lost without it how the hell would i run my bikes :'(
doubt well run out for a very long time though and by the time we do, electric cars etc will be the norm


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 Post subject: Re: scary numbers
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:05 am 
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Pyro Tim wrote:
the oil thing is bollx though, we are finding more oil all the time. Remember when we were at school and they said 20 years left?

HA! yes!


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 Post subject: Re: scary numbers
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Pyro Tim wrote:
the oil thing is bollx though, we are finding more oil all the time. Remember when we were at school and they said 20 years left?


just waiting for Antarctica to thaw out


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 Post subject: Re: scary numbers
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:22 pm 
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the oil thing is bollx though, we are finding more oil all the time.


I don't know where to start with that. :shock:

You must live on a different planet to me; one that presumably is infinite in dimension and has infinite resources.


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 Post subject: Re: scary numbers
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:27 pm 
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no, I never said it was infinite, but there is a lot more than we are told, as they are finding more all the time. Some is harder to reach than others, and thus more expensive to excavate, but it's there. We have a long time before it will run out. The short period on that link is bobbins.


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 Post subject: Re: scary numbers
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:36 pm 
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Oil estimates were based on the then oil extraction technology which has improved making more difficult to reach or smaller deposits worthwhile. Plus of course there is shale oil currently involved in the fracking debate concerning gas capture. West lothian is famous for its ayres rock lookalike shale bings as there are huge oil rich shale deposits all around the world. Hopefully less polluting ways of using fossil fuels will become better in the future. There will still be oil in use long after we're all dead.


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 Post subject: Re: scary numbers
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:38 pm 
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And as it gets harder to extract, processes for synthesising oil & petrol will come on line. We'll have oil for a very ling time even if it's not "natural" oil.

People get all hysterical about oil running out and nobody being able to run a car but that's not the issue. Most people could walk, ride or take some kind of new electric public transport to commute if it really came to it. Shipping & aviation keep the world moving and use vast quantities of fuel. Their engines won't be easily be replaced by solar panels and electric motors. They need oil. That's what will drive production of synthetic fuels.


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