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GUEST,Wolfgang BS: Oil will run out (221* d) RE: BS: Oil will run out 27 Jan 05


Yes, it's a typo, a nice example how wrong information can originate, "8 Million"just doesn't sound big enough. Carl Sagan at that time was saying that the effects of the fires would be similar to the Tambora volcano explosion in 1815 which led to a year without summer in the Norther hemisphere in 1816. He was a bit off the mark.

Oil is not finite in the sense it is meant here. It only will become more and more expensive from some point in the future on. When it is expensive enough alternative forms of energy will become competitive and that will be the end of the oil age. The stone age also did not end for a lack of stones.

Wolfgang


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