"James Goforth" wrote in message: "Check out the latest Rolling Stone
magazine's article"The end of oil"
or it can be found on a search engine by just entering The Long Emergency.
It describes very convincingly that the world's peak oil production, i.e.
the point when we'll produce the most we ever will in a year and after that
it will begin it's irreversable and irreversable decline, is right now--as
you're reading this. 2005. Then, let's just say some bad things are
going to happen. And there are no viable alternative energy sources on the
horizon, at least not anything which would available on even a small
fraction of the scale required to replace oil, etc... The picture is grim
to put it mildly, and I don't see any basis to doubt anything it says.
Please check it out and post your thoughts, I'd like to hear them."
Its not just cheap gas that is going, the lost of oil would mean we would
have to revert back to caveman days, Many of today's modern conveniences
are made from a barrel of oil. Medicines, plastics, and synthetic clothing
are just a few. We all must learn to recycle, reduce and reuse as much as
I not an expert on oil but I bet there is a lot more then what the public is
lead to believe. There are areas where the oil reserves have not been
touched. There are several areas where engineers have not been able to use
modern technology to tap the oil reserves that are there. One such example
is the oil sands in Canada. The cost out to refine cost more then the oil
is worth. Another example was on discovery channel a while back. That is
oil that seeps from the ocean floors into the sea to be disbursed. This
occurs naturally at depths we have not attempted to drill for oil yet.