Archive 2006
Natural Gas
Global Warming

Wake Up!!!

Remarks by Al Gore [2006 September 18]

"Each passing day brings yet more evidence that we are now facing a planetary emergency — a climate crisis that demands immediate action to sharply reduce carbon dioxide emissions worldwide in order to turn down the earth’s thermostat and avert catastrophe.

"The serious debate over the climate crisis has now moved on to the question of how we can craft emergency solutions in order to avoid this catastrophic damage."

Hermann Scheer, A Solar Manifesto

"Today, more than ever before, there is the most urgency for answers to the question of why there are no political strategies, long overdue, to achieve peace with nature."

As humanity comes to terms with the inevitability of a world beyond oil, the remaining oil supply will be exploited in three ways:

  • To maintain the global economy;
  • To create a new solar economy which will not depend upon oil;
  • To fight over the oil that remains.

Oil will become more expensive and less available. This will be painful in the industrialized countries which have become totally dependent upon oil, and in the less developed countries where oil use is extremely sensitive to price escalation.

What are humanity's alternatives to ever greater dependence on increasingly expensive oil? Consider: the sunlight that intersects the earth in 24 hours is more energy than all the conventional oil that has been or ever will be extracted.. As renewable energy technologies are put into mass production, the goal of a sustainable economy will be obtainable.

Information has been gathered on this website from expert geologists and petroleum engineers around the world who have had the courage to warn about the impending global oil crisis. With the latest data at hand, you will be able to shape your future based on lasting values rather than expediencies. Compare curves produced by government agencies, oil companies and the experts. Review detailed analyses by Campbell, Duncan, Fleay, Hubbert, Ivanhoe, Laherrère, other experts, and the US EIA. Consider the growing gap, and contribute your viewpoints through our online news service.

Thoughts to Ponder

"We do not inherit the Earth from our parents, we borrow it from our children." Saint Exupery

""I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait 'til oil and coal run out before we tackle that." Thomas Edison

"The fifth revolution will come when we have spent the stores of coal and oil that have been accumulating in the earth during hundreds of millions of years... It is to be hoped that before then other sources of energy will have been developed... Whether a convenient substitute for the present fuels is found or not, there can be no doubt that there will have to be a great change in ways of life. This change may justly be called a revolution, but it differs from all the preceding ones in that there is no likelihood of its leading to increases of population, but even perhaps to the reverse." Sir Charles Galton Darwin, 1952

"Why did you transport that oil halfway across the earth?" Pliny Fisk III

Solar Economy The Solar Economy:
Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Global Future, by Hermann Scheer
The Inevitable Influence
of Earth Resources
on Nations and Individuals, by Walter Youngquist
The Coming Oil Crisis, by Colin Campbell.

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