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    http://www.theecologist.org/News/new..._peak_oil.html
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    'What, is peak oil dead? -- Then show me the body! (of statistical
    evidence)', Paul Mobbs, Mobbs' Environmental Investigations, May 2015

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    So - all the fossil fuels are coming out of the ground aren't they? Is there any other course of events because I can't see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by griftert View Post
    So - all the fossil fuels are coming out of the ground aren't they? Is there any other course of events because I can't see it.
    Yes, solar is approaching parity with fossol fuels and will soon become cheaper.
    Driverless vehicles = electric vehicles
    Thorium cycle nuclear energy.
    "Fusion in 30 years"
    Pandemic or war kill 65% of the world's population, reducing demand.

    It'll be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HMGovt View Post
    Yes, solar is approaching parity with fossol fuels and will soon become cheaper.
    Driverless vehicles = electric vehicles
    Thorium cycle nuclear energy.
    "Fusion in 30 years"
    Pandemic or war kill 65% of the world's population, reducing demand.

    It'll be fine.
    I can't tell the tone of this post.

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    It's standard hmg technological optimism and social pessimism. I think it's basically earnest despite glib tone

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    'Technology will save the day' is the standard response to these concerns. Isn't the obvious conclusion to take from all this is that technology was a huge part of the problem all along? And that we need less technology, not more?

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    We need better, and less, technology, is my hunch.
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    A wonderful.passionate post, a tale of hope and daring,
    https://labofii.wordpress.com
    it feels sometimes about as unreal to me as narnia, and that just makes it all the more awesome

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    Third runway for Heathrow approved: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37760187
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    Default The 90 companies that fucked our environment

    Responsible for 40-50% of damage apparently (presumably the rest is a long tail all the way down to you & I)
    https://link.springer.com/article/10...7-1978-0#Sec10 & http://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/90...or-it-20170913

    Yes! They should Pay

    Summary:
    First, many of them knew what damage they were causing. According to the report, more than half of the carbon emissions produced since the industrial revolution were emitted since 1986, when the dangers of global warming were well-known. But these companies buried their own research findings and doubled down on fossil fuel extraction.

    Second, many of these companies spend vast sums promoting climate denial and undermining support for renewable energy, electric vehicles, and other responses to the climate crisis. Industry lobbyists and think tanks, flush with money from fossil fuel companies and their executives, distort our democracy, making government accountable to their interests rather than to We the People.

    Third, by doing these things, these companies prevented action during the brief window of time between climate science becoming clear and it becoming too late to avert disaster.
    The shit list (a few states in there too):
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    Alpha Natural Resources, USA
    Anadarko, USA
    Anglo American, UK
    Apache, USA
    Arch Coal Company, USA
    Bahrain Petroleum Corporation
    BG Group (British Gas) UK
    BHP Billiton, Australia
    BP, UK
    British Coal Corporation, UK
    Canadian Natural Resources, Canada
    Cemex, Mexico
    Chevron, USA
    China, Peoples Rep. (coal & cement only)
    CNOOC (China National Offshore Oil Co.)
    Coal India, India
    ConocoPhillips, USA
    CONSOL Energy, USA
    Cyprus Amax, USA
    Czech Republic
    Czechoslovakia
    Devon Energy, USA
    Ecopetrol, Colombia
    Egyptian General Petroleum, Egypt
    EnCana, Canada
    ENI, Italy
    ExxonMobil, USA
    FSU (Former Soviet Union)
    Gazprom, Russia
    HeidelbergCement, Germany
    Hess, USA
    Holcim, Switzerland
    Husky, Canada
    Iraq National Oil Company, Iraq
    Italcementi
    Kazakhstan
    Kiewit Mining Group, USA
    Kuwait Petroleum Corp., Kuwait
    Lafarge, France
    Libya National Oil Corp., Libya
    Lukoil, Russia
    Luminant / TXU, USA
    Marathon, USA
    Massey Energy Corporation, US
    Murphy Oil, USA
    Murray Coal Corporation, USA
    National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), Iran
    Nexen, Canada
    Nigerian National Petroleum, Nigeria
    North American Coal, US
    North Korea
    Occidental, USA
    Oil and Gas Corp India, India
    OMV Group, Austria
    Peabody Energy
    Pertamina, Indonesia
    PetroChina, China
    Petroleo Brasileiro (Petrobras), Brazil
    Petroleos de Venezuela, Venezuela
    Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), Mexico
    Petroleum Development Oman, Oman
    Petronas, Malaysia
    Poland
    Polish Oil & Gas Co.
    Qatar Petroleum, Qatar
    Repsol, Spain
    Rio Tinto, UK
    Rosneft, Russian Federation
    Royal Dutch Shell, The Netherlands
    Ruhrkohle AG (RAG), Germany
    Russian Federation (not including FSU)
    RWE, Germany
    Sasol, South Africa
    Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
    Singareni Collieries Company, India
    Sinopec, China
    Sonangol, Angola
    Sonatrach, Algeria
    Statoil, Norway
    Suncor, Canada
    Syrian Petroleum, Syria
    Taiheiyo, Japan
    Talisman, Canada
    Total, France
    UK Coal, UK
    Ukraine
    Westmoreland Mining, USA
    Xstrata, Switzerland
    Yukos, Russia

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