So very much is wrong — or at least potentially wrong — in that title. I wrote the following this morning on Facebook in response to some goofball’s confident assertion that “fossil fuels are dead”, followed by a comment from a similarly-minded person about “Peak Oil”, or the idea that we have now shot past the maximum amount of oil the world can produce. — RDM
by Rod D. Martin
September 30, 2012
There doesn’t seem to be any meaningful limit. Fracking just increased U.S. supply more than 100-fold in three years. We don’t know what we don’t know about deep ocean drilling — all we know is that science indicates there’s vastly more down there than Obama will admit, and that Obama has run all our deep-water rigs out of the Gulf to Brazil, where they are in the service of his chief funder George Soros and the leftwing government down there. And ironically enough, one of the most promising “alternate” energies — coastal methane — is really just natural gas.
Then there’s this whole issue of “fossil” American evolutionists certainly want you to believe this stuff comes from dead dinosaurs, but the Russians have always believed that oil, gas and coal are abiotic, natural substances welling up from inside the depths of the Earth. Funny thing is, more and more evidence is piling up to suggest they were right. Can I say with certainty that any of that’s right? Of course not. But can you say with certainty that a bunch of oil companies and OPEC dictators wouldn’t feed you a false theory of oil formation to make you believe the stuff is more scarce than it really is so they can charge 100 times what it’s worth?
Think about it. Then go watch the Schwarzenegger version of Total Recall.
Or let’s put it one other way. Every single time the “experts” have told us oil was running out, science has proceeded to find many times as much oil as anyone believed was there. This started — literally — in the 1850s and 1860s, before the Civil War, LONG before the automobile or the electric light (the main liars then were in the competing whale oil industry), and has happened again and again over the last century and a half down to, well, right now, thanks to fracking. Peak Oil sounded like it had hit us in the face in 2008. By 2009, those who knew the score knew THAT was a suddenly ridiculous joke.
I’m all for alternate energy: I really am. I think Tesla rocks, and I’d love to stick it to the Arabs, the Russians and Chavez by making oil a dollar a barrel. But let’s be real here: “fossil fuels” so called aren’t anywhere near being replaced. And for the life of me, I cannot understand why anyone would want to. How does it help us to have fewer choices rather than more? Answer me that.