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Combat Global Warming: Be Gay for a Day

M.Hillinger__aka__QR Wrote: Apr 02, 2013 4:16 PM
"The Luddites who think a "more sustainable" (that is, hand-to-mouth) existence is morally superior to the comfort and technology we enjoy today are more than welcome to crawl naked into the nearest cave and have at it." Regardless of what you believe about how we got here, the earth's resources are finite. Being sustainable means that you recognize this and live in a way that allows our children, and our children's children to live with some of these resources rather than plundering them for our immediate benefit.
True Conservative! Wrote: Apr 02, 2013 8:12 PM
And, socialist, you would be ignoring shale oil and gas, Canadian and US tar sands, each of which is many times Saudi Arabia's total oil since they started pumping plus their existing reserves!
True Conservative! Wrote: Apr 02, 2013 8:11 PM
And, socialist, you would be ignoring shale oil and gas, Canadian and US tar sands, each of which is many times Saudi Arabia's total oil since they started pumping plus their existing reserves!
Simplecaveman Wrote: Apr 02, 2013 6:50 PM
http://www.energyforamerica.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Energy-InventoryFINAL.pdf
John's Socialist Friend Wrote: Apr 02, 2013 6:21 PM
I know of no estimates that suggest oil will last 250 years. It is generally believed that we are at the point at which oil reserves are being used up faster than new ones are found. Also, the demand for oil based products is expanding very fast. The BRICSI nations have rapidly expanding economies and large populations, probably totaling nearly 3.5 billion people -- Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa, Indonesia. The newer fields are usually found at great depth beneath the ocean where the risks to the eco-system are great.
John's Socialist Friend Wrote: Apr 02, 2013 6:16 PM
AliveinHim identified why we have no reason to worry. He said "Earth was made for us, not we for it." Once you get that God made the entire universe for the human species to develop/exploit you will realize why there is no need to conserve anything.
Simplecaveman Wrote: Apr 02, 2013 4:38 PM
So you don't think that technology will advance to make engines and heaters run more efficiently that extends that amount of time? You don't think more oil reserves will be found? Remember, that is just oil, not natural gas. But since sea level is rising at an alarming rate according to alarmists, it shouldn't matter anyway. You know, if you want to get technical, sea level has been rising since the last Ice Age.
ReddestNeck Wrote: Apr 02, 2013 4:33 PM
In a jillion years the sun burns out then earth is in trouble. Can't do squat about that.
Simplecaveman Wrote: Apr 02, 2013 4:26 PM
Define finite. North America has enough recoverable oil to fuel the present needs in the US for 250 years. And that's just oil

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