An alternative view

Posted on Friday, May 19th, 2006 at 11:11 am by JTE

Why peak oil isn’t happening anytime soon, and stuff like that.

Well, I’m not particularly convinced. Absurd suggestions like getting oil from tar sands are, well, absurd. It’s not that you can’t do it, it’s just that it’s insane. You expend so much more energy squeezing the oil out of the sand than you get in the resulting oil. And, um, is there a reason that climate change is never mentioned? Can you talk about future energy use without mentioning climate change? Why would you want to? I mean, who gives a rat’s putootie if there’s enough cheap petroleum to last 100 years–the externality cost is growing with every passing moment and totally swamps any benefits. And cetera.

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