There is an old saying: "War is God's way of teaching Americans geography." Ambrose Bierce And today's geography lesson will introduce the ineluctable lead-up to WWIII. Just as blood keeps the human organism alive, oil is the life's-blood of an industrial nation....imagine how absurd it would be for the leader of an modern nation to suggest...'Well, seeing as how much trouble and strife oil causes....our nation is going on a ten-year plan to wean ourselves off oil and all the other petroleum products.' (Did somebody say 'Obama'??) Contrary to the fables spread by Liberals....there are no alternatives to petroleum. Here....the facts about oil, China, and the future.....WWIII. 1. "For China the problem was particularly acute: by the turn of the century, after years of an average growth of 7 percent in demand, it was faciang a shortfall in oil of 3,500,000 tons a year and this had to be met by imports. Its efforts to find oil in home waters had been to little avail: the East China Sea produced some modest gas finds but no oil to speak of. The best find was a huge gas reservoir off the south coast of the Hainan Island at the northern end of the South China Sea, and an 800 km. sub-marine pipeline had been constructed to pipe 2,900,000 cubic meters of gas a day to fire a power station in Hong Kong." From the novel "Dragon Strike," by Hawksley a. " State media says China has found more than 100 billion cubic meters of natural gas in the politically volatile South China Sea. The natural gas was discovered at the Lingshui 17-2 gas field, 150 kilometers south of southern Hainan island. " China says natural gas found off Hainan s shores - The Standard 2. "Onshore, the application of new drilling techniques succeeded in extracting more oil from the Daqing field in the north-east, China's most productive- indeed the north-eastern oilfields accounted for 70 % of onshore production." From the novel "Dragon Strike," by Hawksley a. " Annual crude oil output at Daqing Oil Field, China's largest oil field, will fall to 30 million tons by 2010, a steep drop of 18.4 million tons from last year's level, Xinhua news agency reported yesterday. Daqing's crude output will shrink by 7 percent yearly in the following seven years. Its crude output is expected to drop to 20 million tons by 2020, said Gai Ruyin, mayor of Daqing City in Heilongjiang Province. The report also said there is only 500 million tons of recoverable oil reserve left in the country's largest oil field,..." China s Daqing Oil Field Passes Peak What to do....what to do...??