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Monday, April 03, 2006

Peak Oil

I have a friend who is monotonously trying to determine when "Peak Oil," the maximum output of oil, will occur. That date will mark the beginning of the decline of production unto its inevitable end. Of course there are a million factors to consider, and then.. Personally, I think we will continue increasing production until the last source runs dry. If someone succeeds, they will of course argue with other scientists until time proves the prediction right. Meanwhile, I'll be buying oil by the warehouse and shorting Exxon. Anyway, this might throw a wrench into his calculations:

We haven't even looked in Antarctica yet. It's a fair-sized continent, and it used to be home to.. Um, vertebrates, at least, when it was up there by India. Plus there's all the offshore deposits from dead penguins (and their food chain), I would think. Hey, with "global warming," in 3000 years it might be warm enough to build condos there too.

1 Comments:

Blogger bradford said...

I have noticed that floods bring sand, which is hard to remove from the cogs even with extra oil!

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