End Of Oil in 19 Years, what do we do?

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should this concern you

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    The end of the Fossil Fuel era is upon us so what are we going to do next-?
    Started by tooldtocare on Apr 29, 2011 2:42:41 AM
    NOTtheTalk - The end of the Fossil Fuel era is upon us so what are we going to do next-? (Environment)

    After 3,138 posts in the above topic I no longer need to beat my drums on this issue. Now we have hybrids, electric cars and a new fuel source that is not derived from oil.

    The world is unfolding as it should

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    we had Electric cars in the 1800's you moron.
     
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    Don't worry, watchingfromafar. They just developed led lights that burn for 35 years on less than 10 KWH, (kilowatthours) and put out 100 W (watts) apiece. They're expensive, but they last half a lifetime. In the meantime, the cutting edge of the most important sciences are getting more done with less fossil fuels. We need more people like Donald Trump who can say no to bullies with some teeth. The libbies and some conservatives do not hear this calling, but will eventually catch on: conservatism will have to become a way of life, but we will be able to harness energy from the sun, running water, possibly from someone who comes up with a way to turn sea water into an energy enterprise to replace oil and gas. If we can channel the nutcase hate-conservatives professors into productive endeavors like math and science cutting edge energy-finding work, it will help a lot.
     
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    I liked everything you said before and after the above quote, but the center sentence above spoiled the rest to its rotten core. How can you stand next to a man that belittles John McCain who fought for our country while trump got out of the draft by claiming (lie) he had a bone spur?

    It boggles the mind that you articulated great points while in the middle of it you spouted crapola?

    Who are you really?
     
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    Don't believe "Peak Oil"
     
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    Well considering that the world will end in 12 years due to global warming I don't know why anyone would give a damn.
     
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    These numbers do not include the huge amount of oil, natural gas, and coal in the ground that is accessible to be extracted. Fracking is a huge benefit, not destructive at all, and if their are any issues government fines the companies, and then MAKES them remediate the entire problem. Out liberal/progressive DEMOCRAT Governor in PA loves tracking as it gives him huge tax revenue to play with and provides jobs, and economic health to formerly depressed towns.

    We have centuries of fossil fuels remaining and both drilling, and fracking are the future.
     
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    I'd start making alcohol from dandelions and grass clippings if that ever happened.
     
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    I am a bit offended that you called me a moron and having said that; I checked to see if you were a moron as well as a liar----

    The early rise and fall of the electric car

    To understand the popularity of electric vehicles circa 1900, it is also important to understand the development of the personal vehicle and the other options available. At the turn of the 20th century, the horse was still the primary mode of transportation. But as Americans became more prosperous, they turned to the newly invented motor vehicle -- available in steam, gasoline or electric versions -- to get around.

    Steam was a tried and true energy source, having proved reliable for powering factories and trains. Some of the first self-propelled vehicles in the late 1700s relied on steam; yet it took until the 1870s for the technology to take hold in cars. Part of this is because steam wasn’t very practical for personal vehicles. Steam vehicles required long startup times -- sometimes up to 45 minutes in the cold -- and would need to be refilled with water, limiting their range.

    As electric vehicles came onto the market, so did a new type of vehicle -- the gasoline-powered car -- thanks to improvements to the internal combustion engine in the 1800s. While gasoline cars had promise, they weren’t without their faults. They required a lot of manual effort to drive -- changing gears was no easy task and they needed to be started with a hand crank, making them difficult for some to operate. They were also noisy, and their exhaust was unpleasant.

    Electric cars didn’t have any of the issues associated with steam or gasoline. They were quiet, easy to drive and didn’t emit a smelly pollutant like the other cars of the time. Electric cars quickly became popular with urban residents -- especially women. They were perfect for short trips around the city, and poor road conditions outside cities meant few cars of any type could venture farther. As more people gained access to electricity in the 1910s, it became easier to charge electric cars, adding to their popularity with all walks of life (including some of the “best known and prominent makers of gasoline cars” as a 1911 New York Times article pointed out).

    The History of the Electric Car

    Porsche's long-buried first vehicle was an electric car, and it was built back in 1898

    The first Porsche was the inverted bathtub known as the 356, produced in embryonic form in 1948. Right? Wrong, actually. That was the first mass-produced car, but Ferdinand Porsche’s first car, code-named P1, was actually electric. And he built it in 1898.
    Porsche's long-buried first vehicle was an electric car, and it was built back in 1898


    porsche p1.jpg.653x0_q80_crop-smart.jpg

    Ok, bear513, your not a liar, at least not this time but you are indeed a want-a-be trump with serious psychological problems.

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