The industrial revolution and the discovery
of abundant OIL...
Remember that it was the harnessing of energy that made our
modern lives possible. Only 110 years ago 75% of us would have
found ourselves turning the dirt in our fields behind a horse
pulled plow! It was energy from newly discovered OIL that started
powering industrial manufacturing machines. Later tractors and
trucks, cars and industry exploded!! It was abundant oil and
the invention of machines that made it possible for the highest
standard of living in the worlds history!! Not all of us have
to be farmers these days but remember that most of our ancestors
were just that, and less then ONLY 110 years ago!! Our technological
power has gone from the horse to the moon in just the past 110
years. All 6,800,000,000 of us people now alive today are on
the wildest and most unsustainable ride of our lives so we need
to be very careful and start planning way ahead!! SUSTAINABLE
ENERGY is KEY word. Oil and even Nuclear power will eventually
run out! The earth only has a finite supply of Oil and Uranium
for us to burn through and then that's it! Then those
energy resources will be gone forever and can never be magically
be recreated. Harvesting Sunlight is the only long term solution
and the only sustainable answer to the energy crisis heading
for us Right NOW. Sooner or later we will need to address this
problem before it turns into a starvation
crises for the worlds people. Technology and manufacturing
must be able to react quickly enough to feed so many people in
the absence of cheap energy in order to produce enough affordable
food. Starving people are extremely dangerous, this situation
could eventually lead to the worst Geo-political wars and criminal
behavior of citizens we have ever imagined. Starving people will
do what ever it takes to get their next meal, can you blame them?
The instinct to survive is part of human behavioral programming.
Starving people will do what ever it takes to get their next
meal so a starvation crisis will turn into a crime wave. A global
starvation crisis will breed a global crime wave! In the final
analysis you MUST remember that food and energy are one
in the same. When the energy runs out so does the food! Remember
the horse and plow? Those plows are not even old enough to make
decent museum pieces yet, only 110 years ago! We have time to
find answers but we have to start working on it right NOW!!
oil meets peak population and food production
Let us not forget about wind power. Wind power is actually
solar power, indirectly. Since the Sun heats up the world unevenly
it thus creates wind to balance this equilibrium of uneven heating
of the earths surface. The Sun drives the worlds winds and winds
mainly blow at night so wind is a type of solar power that can
be harvested when the Sun goes down. Wind also blows more in
the winter months exactly when there is less Sunlight available
so this makes wind power especially useful the further away from
the equator you live.
Energy is the MOST important commodity we have depended on
since our food supply depends on powering farming machines now!
FUEL = FOOD
This is a first in the history of man kind!! These days only
ONE farmer feeds about 50,000 people but requires 320,000 gallons
of Diesel fuel in order to make it happen. If one day the farming
machine's can't run, we starve! Simple math, figure it out for
yourself! Or we can all go back to farming again,,,? That's not
going to happen either. The industrial revolution has changed
society forever. We are heading for a time of GREAT HUNGER! Forget
about fueling your car and heading off to work since by that
time food will be even rarer than fuel and that's the BIG unseen
problem!! Remember FUEL = FOOD due to our modern population density.
years ago the earths population was about 500,000,000 and 160 years ago the earthspopulation was STILL only
about 500 million! Population did NOT increase for 1840 years!!
160 years ago that allowed
to expand this quickly?
the discovery of abundant oil about 160 years ago things changed
powered farming machines and fast transportation have provided
abundant food supply so we are nearly 7 billion today!!
It was the discovery
of abundant OIL that allowed us
to feed so many people,
make NO mistake about this!!
Our population boom is directly
tied to the discovery of abundant OIL coupled
with oil/fuel powered farming machines,
transportation and petro-chemicals some call the "Green
Now energy has become a life and death resource to countries!
Governments are willing to kill for it, waging war to control
it, we can never go back. The energy "Genie" is out
of the bottle now and we need to make finding cheap renewable
energy a major crusade! (On many fronts, we are already to late)
Any compliancy NOT to reach a sustainable
energy future leads us down the road of carnage, war, starvation
and untold human misery!
More: On the Green Revolution -
Revolution techniques rely heavily on the use of petro-chemical
fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides which can only be derived
from cheap and abundant fossil fuel sources economically speaking.
This makes our HIGH YIELD modern day agriculture increasingly
reliant on petroleum products!! As the population increases and
the cheap fossil fuel sources slowly dwindle the age of the Green Revolution
are numbered and so are the hopes of feeding nearly 20 billion
people by the year 2018!! Proponents of the Peak Oil theory fear
that a future decline in oil and gas production would lead to
a decline in food production.