Science has gone the way of everything else – it’s subject to lobbyists. If in doubt, follow the money and you’ll usually find a vested interest holding the purse strings.
Also, take the time to read up on the ‘How’ of genetic modification. It’s like performing surgery with a shot gun. Imprecise and messy. Not to mention the use of drug resistant…[Read more]
This might help:
That’s great news!
About time we had one on the Bellarine Peninsula.
And… kudos on the invite!
replied to the topic Wikileaks Cable confirms Saudi Oil reserves overstated in the forum Peak Oil – where are we headed? 10 years, 1 month ago
I hear what you’re saying.
I imagine that the point will come when the US is unable to fund any more ‘interventions’ due to it’s own financial problems. They can only print money for so long before their house of cards comes crashing down.
My focus is on my own situation and what I can do to smooth out some of the bumps that will be coming our…[Read more]
DB346 – Good luck!
The logic of EROEI seems to escape most people.
I no longer bother to get involved in these discussions because all too often the debate devolves into true nonsense.
So, good luck trying to educate those who’d rather sit in the dark and listen to fairy-tales spun by vested interests.
Bullseye, the one thing you can say for sure about Global Warming is that the lobbyists have spent their money well.
They have ensured it will be business as usual for the big polluters.
Meanwhile, the taxpayers pay to clean up the mess created by these businesses.
Regardless of which way you look at it, the man in the street will pay. Better…[Read more]
We’re heading into a ‘perfect storm’ scenario where the Middle East in general and oil specifically are contributors but not the whole story. Add in economic instability in the US (debt ceiling) and EU (Greece, Ireland, etc.) and the current spate of natural disasters (Chile volcano, NZ and Japan earthquakes) and you have a precarious global…[Read more]
replied to the topic Consequences of a widespread and prolonged power failure in the forum Peak Oil – where are we headed? 10 years, 3 months ago
Scaremongering? Are you serious, Gardenlen?
Everything that underpins our modern society relies on electricity. Everything! Without electricity everything stops, either immediately (mains) or as soon as the fuel runs out (back-up generator).
Not only is the electricity grid vulnerable to nefarious elements (as well as natural events) it’s a…[Read more]
A couple of weeks ago there was this article in The Age:
Growers warn about Aust food security
By Lisa Martin
A peak body for growers says Australia could face a future of sausage sizzles without salads, if it doesn’t ramp up efforts to…
Bootstrapper – I think the series of disasters in Japan might prove to be the Black Swan event of which you speak.
Our ‘just in time’ systems are extremely fragile and interconnected. All it takes is one component to cease to function at expected capacity and the rest will seize up. China might be increasing it’s electronics manufacturing but we…[Read more]
Gothmother, do you use a commercial yoghurt maker?
replied to the topic Wikileaks Cable confirms Saudi Oil reserves overstated in the forum Peak Oil – where are we headed? 10 years, 6 months ago
It’s interesting that the latest jump in the oil price is being blamed on the unrest in Libya when Libya supplies only 2% of the oil market.
Is the situation so tight that a disruption to 2% of the market’s supply causes an immediate and substantial rise in the price of a barrel of oil?
As usual, lots of questions; very few answers.
With crude oil at $98+ per barrel, I’m guessing we’ll soon see cracks beginning to appear in the economy again.
And… I’m pretty sure the increasing price of oil isn’t caused by grocery chains giving 4 cents a litre discount.
I guess we’ll know who’s right soon enough!
Excellent analogy RW.
I used to wonder whether or not the ‘powers that be’ knew about Peak Oil. I used to wonder how they could sit on the sidelines, knowing full well what was coming, while the masses continued to enjoy their apparent prosperity. I used to wonder, now I don’t.
Since the global financial crisis the experts keep insisting that…[Read more]
replied to the topic Wikileaks Cable confirms Saudi Oil reserves overstated in the forum Peak Oil – where are we headed? 10 years, 7 months ago
Just did a quick ‘google’ and found this:
Oil Production: Major Countries
Based on various studies and reports published by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Energy Information Administration (EIA) for 2007, the following statistics emerge:
Saudi Arabia: This oil giant had 266.8 billion barrels of total proven oil reserves and…
Totally agree RW.
Gremmbles – look for Artisse organic chocolate. It doesn’t contain soy lecithin.
I watched half the first episode and turned it off in disgust. Talk about propaganda!
Porgey, once again, I think you’ve missed the point.
Where do I buy one of those cars? How much are they? How much oil is used to manufacture them and then transport them to the consumer? What’s the new transport energy going to be?
Maybe we’ll use solar powered ‘Beaming technology’?
Or perhaps faith will be all we need to secure the future?
Roadwarrior – The suburban public transport system in Melbourne can’t even sort out how to sell you a ticket let alone get you where you need to go on time and safely. So, I’m not as confident about the government’s commitment to public transport as you are! 🙂 Plus, living in a regional area, public transport is virtually non-existent.
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