Running on Empty : LUSENET : Running on Empty - The Coming Petroleum Exhaustion Dieoff : One Thread

This is a companion discussion board for what I believe is the most important website in the world today: 'Dieoff' has links to dozens of important articles about the coming exhaustion of petroleum products that power all transport, manufacturing, and agriculture in the world today. Before you dimiss THIS 'doomsday' scenario, read everything on Then come back and post here, telling us where 'Dieoff' has "got it wrong"... I'm waiting...

-- scott (, February 24, 2000


Congratulations and kudos, Scott,

I've always felt that not much in this area of discussion has been posted to TB2K becuse of the poor response or downright ridicule which it engenders.

Can I refer to Gaia without being laughed at? Can I refer the "oil peak" and be understood without paragraphs of explanation. Can I talk about "energy ratio" without having to explain it? Will most posters here have a fundamental understanding of the Laws of Thermodynamics and a gut feel for entropy?

While ackowledging, as Jay Hanson does, that energy is the key to continued civilised existence, I hope the discussion may range over other areas of concern for those of us who understand that we, as well as our great-grandchildrens' grandkids, have to live here---worldview and attitudes for the next century and beyond.

I hope that this forum might encourage untrammeled discussion among those of us with a salutary attitude toward the Earth and those who inhabit her.


"The task is not so much to see what no one has yet seen, but to think what nobody has yet thought, about that which everybody sees." ---Erwin Schrvdinger

-- (, February 28, 2000.

Thanks Hallyx! I hope you'll continue to check in here from time to time. It isn't easy to get a forum off the ground, well, it's a natural process that either flies or doesn't. Either way is fine. You might also want to dip into the other fora (at least 2) linked in the other threads I posted, though you probably know those already.

Hope to see you early & often, scott.

-- scott (, February 29, 2000.

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