Oil

#1
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?
 
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blenderboy55

Guest
#2
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?
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
 
#5
Why is this thread in the politics section??
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 ..
 

CMK_Eagle

Registered Member
#7
its nothing to do with need .. & everything to do with maintaining a market & structure of authority that is built up around crude oil ..
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
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.
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
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.

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?
 

CMK_Eagle

Registered Member
#10
alternatives exist .. electric cars have crushed the fastest crude oil motor vehicles .. but the ignorance continues .. we could be making fuel from bog grass
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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