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We Are Living In The Last Days Of Oil

Updated on March 22, 2012

At a time when the world should wake up to peak oil there is very little activity in the news or on the peak oil blogs. Only the die hard peak oil websites have any recent news on them. The rest, nothing, zippo, nada.

We are living in the last days of oil. And all we are doing, is trying to use it up as fast as we can. We don’t seem to realize, at present there is no replacement for oil. The big problem with oil is that it is used in everything we do and make. So one would think the media would be full of information about Peak Oil and how to survive the future. We are all like Napoleon putting the telescope up to his blind eye, but we are different from Napoleon. We are hoping it will go away but it isn’t, it will just get worse.

We are heading towards the end of civilization as we know it, and we just don’t care. You would think that something as important as the end of civilization as we know it, will have a bit more media attention.

But No.

Eventhough there are a few concerned citizens out there trying to save the world that is not enough.

I think one of the problems with the whole peak oil thing is: Back in the early days of peak oil the whole peak oil scene was dominated by the total breakdown of society into meandering groups of survivors. I could find very little on a slow decline of civilization into ecogroups. All seemed to be collapse. And that was the future. So I think a lot of people were put off peak oil and that is one of the reasons there is a total lack of motivation to do anything to save the planet.

But can we change?

Have a look at this video

Do you think we are heading for the end of civilization as we know it?

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      Amanda Severn 9 years ago from UK

      Hi Plegrove. What a fantastic scheme! And how brilliant that it's in the USA, where so much oil is used.

      Once I started researching all this stuff, things ceased to look so bleak. There's such a lot of stuff happening out there. It's just a question of it being in place before the oil starts disappearing like so much Scotch mist. BTW did you see Helchics post on my hub about Hepburn Wind Farm? The link is

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      plegrove 9 years ago from New Zealand

      Hi Amanda. I'm quite impressed with the oilman T. Boone Pickens who is trying to get the US of its addiction to foreign oil by setting up the biggest wind farm in the world in Texas

      He used to be an oilman but the cost of buying foreign oil is stupid so he is trying to do something about it.

      I hope he succeeds

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      Amanda Severn 9 years ago from UK

      Hi plegrove. I think you should take heart. Lots of people are out there beavering away at new inventions. I don't think the transition will necessarily be a smooth one, because, as always, human greed will get in the way of providing a gift to mankind. But nonetheless, I know that wheels are turning, and that little by little, oil will cease to dominate our energy provision.

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      plegrove 10 years ago from New Zealand

      I think so. So far mankind has survived everything the planet has thrown at him. I think mankind will still survive peak oil but there will not be so many people living on the planet


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