Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Cantrell II

There's no discussing this with peak oilers. They not only won't listen, they've been defensive about being so wrong for so long that they can't even keep a civil tongue. We've extracted more oil since 1975 than was known to exist in 1975 and still have as many years left as we had in 1975. Being wrong for three decades has done to them what slot machines do to gambling addicts. They think they are "due."

The peak oliers have been saying that there have been no significant discoveries for many years and just this morning we find out about the discovery of what might be the worlds second largest oil field and the reaction is "yeah, but..." There's just no pleasing them. It is a religion, their gods are Campbell and Hubbert. It's only been a half a day since the worlds supply of oil has been extended by more than the wildest maximum undiscovered oil possible according to the peak oilers and they are already calling everyone who has been absolutely correct since 1855 idiots. It's 2006. The die we toss once a year now has 152 sides and only on pip. Someday the peak oilers will be correct. When that time comes we may have a few as 75 years to move away from oil dependency. I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for that that day and I'm certainly not going to sell my SUVs and move back into a 4 story cold water walkup tenement high density crime crib rabbit warren when it does. Get real. Better yet, get civil.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

http://www.energybulletin.net/2028.html

If you want to believe it, fine.

Rob Dawg said...

Anon,
Yes, Pemex lies and is incompetent. It is a govt entiy fergawdsake, of course they lie and are incompetent. Russia and the Saudis probably lie about "proven reserves" as well. A new discovery is not a new gas station on the corner and it won't be cheap but these are all besides the point. The peak oilers have claimed that there just wasn't another years' supply left to be discovered, ever. Now we've conservatively found that much, or more, in one location. Year 152 and the peak oilers are wrong again. Better luck next year?

Kookminattifan said...

Unless you're the type that stands on the sidewalk and "debates" with the "Repent!! The End Is Near" kook, why bother even engaging unless for pure entertainment?

Rob Dawg said...

Why engage? Because the peak oilers have their eye on my lifestyle with the intent of forcing me to make changes that suit their theories. Same goes for the global climate change would be social engineers.

kookminattifan said...

And you assume they are somehow taken more seriously than the sidewalk screamers, chemtrail babblers, et. al.?

Rob Dawg said...

SmUGLers, Nurbies, peak oilers, global warmists all have an agenda. It is a generalization and broad brush but:

They hate private automobiles.
They long for a city form that never really existed.
The need the force of government to advance their views.
They predict catastrophic inflection events.
They claim to know things that others do not.

Anonymous said...

They hate private automobiles.

I like my car.

They long for a city form that never really existed.

Which form is that?

The need the force of government to advance their views.

Nah! There's enough crazy alarmist enviro whackos in the news for that to happen.

They predict catastrophic inflection events.

You must be a huge fan of Juohn Stossel.
I assume you mean doomsday events. I.E. Katrina, Tsunami etc.

They claim to know things that others do not.

Sounds alot like you.

Kookminattifan said...

Jesus Wept.