By Michael C. Ruppert
Michael Ruppert addresses a few basic yet extensively missed strategies in terms of the serious function of oil and fuel within the sleek international. First, they're finite assets, shaped within the geological previous, for that reason topic to depletion. moment, they must be chanced on prior to they are often produced. He then is going directly to deal with the broader implications spotting that there's a finite Oil Age. Many claims were made that new expertise will counter the ordinary decline, yet there's an underestimation: the higher the know-how, the quicker the depletion. The e-book then turns to comparable matters, together with international coverage and the invasion of Iraq, the hopes for renewable strength substitutes, the effect on farming and inhabitants, and the character of cash. The effect at the economic system is a primary subject matter of the ebook. It supplies emphasis to the U.S. scenario but additionally covers the broader global, finishing with twenty-five good suggestions in which the USA govt may possibly react to the unfolding scenario.
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That crisis is a combination of two factors which are converging like a giant claw around all of us. One half of the claw is an exponentially surging rise in human population and its need for food, energy, goods and services. The other half is a rapidly declining supply of cheap, affordable energy, in all its forms, with which to manufacture, transport and power those things, whether they are automobiles, TV sets, cell phones, clothing, computers – or, most especially, food. A PRESIDENTIAL ENERGY POLICY - 19 This is not a conservative or liberal issue.
And they will have to do all of this holding one standard above all others: what is best for the American people as a united whole? What is best for mankind? What is happening is not just an American crisis. It is a global crisis. It is an emergency for every human being alive today and especially for those as yet unborn. That crisis is a combination of two factors which are converging like a giant claw around all of us. One half of the claw is an exponentially surging rise in human population and its need for food, energy, goods and services.
One must put petroleum into those tanks. Technology comes from energy, not the other way around. The laws of thermodynamics dictate this. A little over four decades ago, as discoveries of oil peaked around the world, the human race was finding roughly as much new oil as it used each year. Since then global oil demand has risen from roughly 50 million barrels per day to more than 85 million barrels per day. In the meantime, the discovery of new reserves has dwindled to one barrel of oil (or non-conventional oil) discovered for each four to five barrels used, and that gap is widening rapidly.