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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 09:58 PM
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4. I'm prepared for the end. Is our expansion-oriented economy and society?
You are 100% correct. By the time the market makes an alternative attractive, we're beyond toast. We're burnt toast.

Hoisted by our own petard.

And while we laughed at the alternative energy k00ks because their solutions weren't as freely available as oil, those laughing are no longer... And who would be laughing, the situation is too ghastly.

http://www.thebulletin.org/issues/2004/jf04/jf04cavallo...

This article claims anywhere between 2010-2018 will be the end period, much closer to 2010 if we keep increasing our use of the stuff. And our economy, expansion-oriented and based on cheap disposable products, is going to crash and burn big-time.

It also mentions Iraq, OPEC, US imperialism... who needs peak oil, PNAC's own intentions might bring about a cozy little end to life as we know it far sooner. But that's tinfoil stuff. The only thing we know for sure is, that given the status quo, we have 5-15 years left. And the market won't be able to compensate given the enormity of the problem. The moment the supply is sufficiently lower than demand is when it all effectively ends. Dieoff will occur, but society isn't even thinking that far ahead. What's better, a death of suffering or a death of peace?

Heck, the year 2-0-1-2 has been said before by certain people, usually seen as crackpots. Seems sad they'd be half-right after all...
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