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This is some really scary shit

I've hated the oil industry for a long time, i thought i was informed but I was wrong i had over simplified and overlooked things. I never realized how much the oil industry has helped us produce food and medicine and well everything. I had always thought that when the oil supplies run out we would just slow down, upgrade to Electric or other forms of transportation and find a better energy source. When I came across this site a lot of things came more in focus. Please take the time to read this site... it's far worse than we have been led to believe.

"Anytime an avowed leftist and liberal icon like Michael Moore is in complete agreement with a member of the Bush administration, it's safe to say the shit has hit the fan." -matt "at" lifeaftertheoilcrash.net


El Picador - Calexico - Scraping [Live]


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May. 24th, 2004 07:11 pm (UTC)
That article creeped me out too. Scary.
May. 24th, 2004 08:59 pm (UTC)
mis dos centavos
The really depressing part about this is that there's plenty we (humanity, especially in the US) could do to slow down our consumption of fossil fuels, but it's much too easy to just not think about it yet. A few examples: a vegetarian diet uses significantly less resources than a meat diet across the board, in terms of oil, water, land, you name it. There are other power sources besides oil and coal, particularly solar and wind, which we could be investing in, and every kilowatt of power generated by one of those options slows down our consumption of oil. The article scoffs at one point at the question about hybrid cars ("I'll just get a hybrid car!"), but the truth is that SUVs consume triple, sometimes quadruple or more, the gasoline that smaller cars do, so every time someone chooses a hybrid over an SUV is a victory in that sense. And we can also reduce future demand for oil, food, and water by consciously choosing to slow down population growth; it's not like we don't know where babies come from. (Well, if Dubya and the fundies had their way... no, I won't go there.)

It might seem insignificant, but every person that makes thoughtful choices about his consumption has an impact; collectively it has a huge impact. If the US collectively reduced its meat consumption by 10% (which isn't really all that much), it would free up enough resources to feed every person on the planet right now. If we all started to believe that each one of us has an impact, and acted accordingly, we could potentially slow down our consumption, and population growth, enough to stretch the oil supply until we could transition into a different way of life.

Unfortunately, if history is any guide (and our current president's direction is any indication of the most likely outcome), humanity will probably march blindly along until we are in a crisis situation, and it has to get ugly.
May. 27th, 2004 03:20 pm (UTC)
Re: mis dos centavos
Thanks for your 2 cents... I was really stressing out there for a while... I was having nightmares. I love that you went with the Calexico music and started in Spanish!

There were a few things on the site that bothered me, I didn't see why we needed oil for fertilizer. and it would seem that small changes in habits would make a huge impact like you said. If we used trains to move people from city to city like in Europe, that would be huge. if we ate less meat like you said it would also have the benefit of decreasing the obesity in our country. I still wish there was a law saying a couple can only have two kids.

Hope you are feeling better. I hate having a cold... Sending healthy energy your way!
Jun. 1st, 2004 03:31 pm (UTC)
doomed doomed doom doom

Although not in denial, I can not subscribe to the fear based cant proliferated by Mr.Savinar- it is as welcome as cancer.

For only $19.95 you may download a copy of his e-book which is "Interlaced with irreverent humor to make a tough subject easier to handle.".

Excuse me, the FUZZY BUNNY SHOW is starting and although I've seen it (the one where he can't find his brush -funny!-) it's an episode that beggs to be watched again.

Jun. 1st, 2004 03:35 pm (UTC)
I love my Traylor Trash Bunny! How is little Jet? Did he work all that cardboard and paper through his system?
Jun. 2nd, 2004 09:45 am (UTC)
I can't beleive I spelled "begs" wrong.
Bunny is just adorable. Queenie bear is a little shit. But oh so cute!!
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