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  1. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 12 months ago

    A dirty fuel of the 18th century we need to develop out of and fast.

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    We could have escaped with Tesla free energy but the oil corporations killed that and now their bi-products are killing the planet.

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 12 months ago

    The New York Times has a couple of articles today.


    First, that by 2030, ‘experts’ predict the US will be a net oil and gas exporter; and also about HOW (i.e. shale).


    This is great. Since the fact that temperatures go up and down is proof that there is no global warming, which means that each and every day is warmer than the day before (not averages, which are just math, and decent people never stoop to math), there won’t be any problem about this nonsense.


    The first article says oil prices will fall to much less than $50 per barrel, so the current oil exporting countries in the Middle East and Russia won’t have any money, and won’t be able to make any trouble (the US will have to feed them, but that won’t cost too much since US farmers will have very cheap oil for their farm machinery).


    And, of course, since the world is producing more fossils every day than we can possibly use (we just need to keep finding newer and better ways to extract them), we’re NEVER going to run out!

  4. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Michael wme

    Part of that dynamic is the consideration that a decreasing amount of energy will be obtained from fossil fuels as compared to an increase in renewables.
    The long term outlook could be that fossil hydrocarbons will be primarily used for lubrication and production of plastics.

  5. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, 12 months ago

    It has never been about running out of fossil fuels, it has always been about running out of affordable fossil fuels. And all their costs have to be considered.

  6. AAdoglover

    AAdoglover said, 12 months ago

    More expensive fuel is good. Why? Fewer jobs go overseas and some even come back when fuel prices rise. We need to stop whining and move closer to work, because we will have work.

  7. ARodney

    ARodney said, 12 months ago

    @Rad-ish

    Doubt that it was corporations that killed Tesla’s “free energy.” It was probably physics.

  8. ARodney

    ARodney said, 12 months ago

    “Since the fact that temperatures go up and down is proof that there is no global warming,” Thanks for the biggest laugh of the day! You guys are such tools of the Koch brothers. You do know that temperatures have increased faster over the past 100 years than any time in the past 20,000 years? And that climate change is already adversely affecting our ability to grow food? And you STILL think that a carbon tax is the biggest threat to human existence?

  9. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Rad-ish

    “We could have escaped with Tesla free energy”


    Hardly a car produced for the masses at another company that is buried in red ink and dependent on government financing to continue.


    http://www.autoguide.com/manufacturer/tesla/2013-tesla-model-s-review-2146.html

  10. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @ARodney

    “And that climate change is already adversely affecting our ability to grow food? And you STILL think that a carbon tax is the biggest threat to human existence?”


    First I would like to see a scientific link to your assertion about food production being impacted.
    Second, you are aware that the “carbon tax” you propose isn’t coming out of the energy producers, it will be passed through to the consumer, as all producer taxes are. “Carbon taxes are a type of Pigovian tax.Carbon taxes can be a regressive tax, in that they may directly or indirectly affect low-income groups disproportionately.”
    Ooops, another job for the government to subsidize the poor so they aren’t affected by a regressive tax and a larger burden on the taxpayers to fund the increased rebates/credits.
    I love the expression “Pigovian tax.”


    BTW, I heard on NPR that the CO2 levels on the East coast had already dropped because so many coal fired energy plants are being replaced with “cleaner, more efficient and cost effective natural gas.” Since we are the Saudi Arabia of natural gas, that seems like a good integral step to kill the proverbial 2 birds with one stone while we develop truly efficient and cost effective methods of “green energy.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_tax

  11. Justice22

    Justice22 said, 12 months ago

    @Michael wme

    Dream on! The US’s greatest export today is oil and oil products. It is sold for less than we pay for what we import. Make Sense?

  12. Justice22

    Justice22 said, 12 months ago

    @Harleyquinn

    Yes, Harley, If you compress CO2 and then release it, CO2 does cool. Just ask any seaman who needed to cool a beer fast. The CO2 fire extinguishers were always empty.

  13. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, 12 months ago

    ’Here comes the sun, da da da da, here comes the sun…"

  14. Stipple

    Stipple said, 12 months ago

    @Michael wme

    You had me until “warmer than the day before”, that amount of ignorance and you would not understand how a keyboard works.
    .
    A lot of thought was put into your post, just letting you know it is appreciated.

  15. edclectic

    edclectic said, 12 months ago

    @Doughfoot

    As well as who is going to reap all the profits controlling access to said “natural world [public?]resources”.

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