Monday, March 21, 2011

If the Oil runs out

If the Oil runs out

This documentary is an eyes opening experience for the whole world. How careless we have become about the environment we live in. The world has tons of resources to meet the need of everyone, plants, animals, sea life, etc. However, we humans tend to exploit every resource available to its extinction. Oil sand is one of those things that we extract from the earth and turn it into liquid oil and burn it to create millions of things. We use over 80 millions of barrel of oil daily.

Prior to using the oil the world was very sustainable and no environmental issues. The Seneca Indians, who inhabited what is now western Pennsylvania, used it for medicinal purposes. When mankind learned how to drill deep into the earth and tap vast quantities of crude oil, the world was changed forever. At first kerosene that was produced from crude oil was used as fuel for lamps. It replaced coal oil, animal fat, and vegetable oil. But once the automobile was developed, crude oil was refined into gasoline and diesel and became the fuel that drives the world. Cars, trucks, buses, trains, ships and airplanes are powered by oil, diesel, and gasoline.

There was a time when the United States actually exported oil. Of course, those days are long gone, and now the United States imports the largest percentage of its crude oil from locations around the world, but the Middle East is the principle supplier.

North American consumers use most of the oil by using large SUV’s, oil heating in their homes, etc. United States has enjoyed for years however now countries like China and India demands more oil and they have a buying power. United States is working hard to find new oil reserves up north in Alaska and areas because it is a huge problem. The barrel prices could rise easily up to $200-$300 a barrel. The world is usage increases for oil each year and this documentary show what if we are running out of the oil and what impacts will we have in the World.

In my opinion we need to use public transport, carpool as many people as possible, avoid driving alone, drive small cars, travel less, etc. In order to avoid catastrophe, this documentary show the world will need 100 million barrels a day in 2016 and there will be very limited supply of oil and there will be huge lines at the gas pumps and people will become vigilant and make irrational decisions such as riots at a gas stations, stealing gas from each other conveyance.

Posted By: Ali M.

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