Oil

Discussion in 'Politics & Law' started by wyldesykosis, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. wyldesykosis

    wyldesykosis Feral

    Considering that oil lubricates the tectonic plates as they slide (which helps to prevent earthquakes) I think it would be correct to say that we are screwing over the planet two-fold.....causing it to rupture and crumble from beneath because we're taking the oil and then we are polluting the ozone layer allowing spaces cold and suffocating "air" in.


    Correct?
     

  2. blenderboy55

    blenderboy55 Guest

    Um, I don't think oil lubricates the tectonic plates. It relies on the mantle, which is a near liquid near the lithosphere.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tectonic_plates
     
  3. wyldesykosis

    wyldesykosis Feral

    the lithosphere is a solid.....not a liquid....it is the crust of the earth
     
  4. pikatore

    pikatore Registered Member

    Why is this thread in the politics section??
     
  5. ChinUp

    ChinUp ¤ Breathe

    because the continual drilling for crude oil .. is political .. its nothing to do with need .. & everything to do with maintaining a market & structure of authority that is built up around crude oil ..

    Some people may argue that its worth future collapse of natural balance & continuing with a market base that is inevitably doomed to maintain political balance now ..
     
  6. wyldesykosis

    wyldesykosis Feral

    Thanks for the back up ChinUp lol
     
  7. CMK_Eagle

    CMK_Eagle Registered Member

    That's nonsense. Fossil fuels are our main energy source because they have a very high net energy gain, and are cheap to collect and use.
     
  8. ChinUp

    ChinUp ¤ Breathe

    I rest my case .. some people just don't know how to watch the progression of markets .. switch resource bases in good time .. everything costs .. its just you choose to ignore the costs to the environment taking crude incurs .. unless your planning of leaving the planet we had better stop the raping & pillaging of the earths resources ..

    alternatives exist .. electric cars have crushed the fastest crude oil motor vehicles .. but the ignorance continues .. we could be making fuel from bog grass .. but no .. the crude oil addiction is just so much easier than facing change .. barreling into the ground is just so much cheaper .. pity its a suicide mission .. Dupont didn't give a crap about the future effects of his industry .. all he cared about was power now .. & folks like you keep it going .. when are you ever going to learn to stop flogging a dead horse ..
     
  9. wyldesykosis

    wyldesykosis Feral


    That "necessity" is causing us to kill urselves off. What do think is going to happen when the ground crumbles beneath your feet? Or the oxygen shoots out of this planet like air does from a balloon?
     
  10. CMK_Eagle

    CMK_Eagle Registered Member

    Alternatives exist, but none of them are yet capable of competing with fossil fuels. Biofuels have a net energy loss. It requires more energy to cultivate, harvest, and process the crop than is produced by the final fuel. Electric cars still require energy input to recharge the batteries, and that energy will still have to come from burning fossil fuels for the forseeable future, not to mention the difficulty of cheaply producing massive numbers of batteries with a high power output and long lifetimes.
     

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