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world oil reserves gone in 19 years

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by james dixon, Mar 11, 2018.

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  1. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Greased up & ready for action!
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    This prof fancies himself as Hari Seldon, eh?
    If so, we're living on borrowed time...half a century or so.
     
  2. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Greased up & ready for action!
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    Stole my technique, eh?
    Bravo!
     
  3. URAVIP2ME

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    I find that in our time frame it will be the 'great tribulation' of Revelation 7:14 which will follow.
    Follows before Jesus, as Prince of Peace, will usher in global Peace on Earth among persons of goodwill.
     
  4. URAVIP2ME

    URAVIP2ME Veteran Member

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    Perhaps more than borrowed time, but none the less, I find the handwriting is on the wall. - Daniel 5:24-28
     
  5. Milton Platt

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    It’s all about the money. As renewables become more cost efective (either by lowering their cost or the cost of fossil fuels rising) there will be a natural shift to renewables. As oil becomes more scarce, the cost will rise and renewables will come into play more rapidly.
    We will almost certainly wait until it becomes a crisis, at least in the U.S., unfortunately. I am skeptical of your timeline, but haven’t the time to verify it right now. Any such projections are based on a number of assumptions, any of which may be wrong. For one thing, proven reserves is not the same thing as what is actually in the ground.
     
  6. Subduction Zone

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    Correct. Proven reserves are estimates of what we have found today with current technology. Improving technology will remove more oil from sources that are "tapped out" by today's standards. And rising prices will open up areas to expiration that are currently protected. All that it takes to overturn a presidential executive order is a new President.
     
  7. Milton Platt

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    Took a quick “google” to see what I could find. Saw estimates from the low 40’s (years) to as much as 114 years. So my take is that no body actually knows with any degree of certainty.

    Found this, from 2017
     
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  8. Subduction Zone

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    I would bet on something more towards the higher figure. Human ingenuity being what it is. And with the recent advances in electric vehicles, along with growing environmental awareness it could be much greater.
     
  9. David T

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    Well I am being a smart *** anyway of course I would prefer less impactful clean technologies I mean I actually am shocked how little connection to nature we have. That said, as long as we have cheap oil it limits thing. So burn it all!!!!!
     
  10. PopeADope

    PopeADope Habemus papam

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    We could always steal more...The fact that Donald Trump is president is evidence that Americans are more important than anybody else, right? :p

    Besides, I thought I remember people saying we had 19 years left 19 years ago. o_O
     
  11. james dixon

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    You could have inserted the phrase, don't cry wolf or something like that. The Old Testament states that there will be a great flood. As of yet no one has been able to identify "that" flood but this does not prove there never was one.

    In short those naysayers of the past were wrong but that does not mean they are wrong today.

    Setting aside prophesy and relying on modern science and known facts, oil & natural gas are finite. Sooner or later the prediction of the end of oil/gas will be become true and folks who discount reality will be caught with their pants down while looking head on into a bitter cold winter.
     
  12. james dixon

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    Higher prices just means fewer people can afford it. While the rich lay cozy in their high-rise condominiums; the less fortuity will go without.,.,.,.,., and freeze to death during the better cold winter nights.

    Trump will be living on the top floor with mirrors on all the walls so he can see how big and smart he is day in and day out.
     
  13. PopeADope

    PopeADope Habemus papam

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    I'm happy for him! He reminds me of King David and Solomon. God could always give Donald a change of heart and give him correction. Perhaps Trump is doing Gods will and God wants him to be filthy rich and narcissistic?
     
  14. Evangelicalhumanist

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    I like your optimism. Yuval Noah Harari, in his book Sapiens makes a strong case for humankind overcoming each of the hurdles we've faced through technological innovation.

    I too think we'll get there...we just need to want it a little more than we currently do. But one must suppose that as the world becomes less and less hospitable to human life, through our own carelessness, that will change. Be nice if it was in time, though...:rolleyes:
     
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    Why take such a pessimistic view? Rich people know that without regular people, which includes the poor, they won't be rich very long. Rising costs always generates new inventions. Frankly we will be better off without oil. Sadly we will not run out before even more damage is done.
     
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    Well I'm not one to accept doomsday lightly. Yes oil is finite, yes I absolutely would prefer renewable energy any day. But I still doubt I'll see it depleted in my lifetime. Perhaps the generation below me, I don't know.
     
  17. PopeADope

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    Does Australia get much oil from the "war on terror"?
     
  18. james dixon

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    That is the problem hiding in the background. Proven reserves are inflated to increase "value" for self serving reasons
     
  19. PopeADope

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    Im afraid not my friend.

    "Seek yeah first the kingdom of God, and all these things will be added unto thee.." Jesus Christ

    The God who parted the red sea can provide the oil.

    Remember the lillies of the field?

    You are so worried about this temporary life.

    We are to store up treasures in the next life.

    Heaven is our home. Earth is but a brief journey and God wants us all to die, therefore death is beautiful, because 10 out of 10 people die. God wants it!

    Once we all are dead, it won't matter whether we had oil or not! ;)
     
  20. PopeADope

    PopeADope Habemus papam

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    This!

    God made the impossible possible like he filled Elijah's jar of oil which never ran out!

    All you need is Christ! God is love! As the beetles said, "all you need is love".:heart:

    100 years from now none of us will care about oil! ;)

    It's all about love baby!:thumbsup:
     
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