The world is not running out of oil, but neither is it running out of political ideologues, religious fanatics, dictators, and Communist thugs who want to line their own pockets, while holding us hostage and enslaving vast portions of the worlds population.
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There was an interesting news item out of Moscow in late September, 2007, to which most people probably paid little heed.
Russia is one of several countries that have rushed to lay claims to the area where a U. study suggests as much as 25 percent of the worlds undiscovered oil and gas could be hidden.
Theres a Communist dictator in Venezuela who has nationalized its oil industry. There are hurricanes that impact oil extraction in the Gulf of Mexico. For the most part, these are geopolitical forces at work that have absolutely nothing to do with how much oil exists or is yet to be found.
If the world did not have to contend with the dictators and wannabes, oil would be flowing to meet all our needs for a very long time to come.This is fine for pessimists, but there is a real world out there and the indications are theres plenty of oil.The Russians obviously think theres some under the Artic and are taking steps to lay claim to it.The sole purpose of the website is to share with interested persons information regarding civics, civic and social education, political science, government, politics, law, constitutional law and history, public policy, and political philosophy and history, as well as current and recent political developments, public issues, and political controversies.It simply does not matter why peak crude oil extraction is reached, the peak is the peak regardless of the cause.It is not easy reading because Clarke is an economist by trade, an advisor on corporate strategy and geopolitical issues in the oil industry, and much in demand on six continents for his expertise.Fact by fact, Clarkes analysis requires one to bring a great deal of concentration and effort to read his book, but it is well worth the effort because he dissects the Peak Oil myth and its advocates with surgical skill and patience.The fact is that there are billions more barrels to be found in the world, whether its in the Middle East, Africa, Russia, Venezuela, and much of the yet to be geologically researched map of the world.That bit of knowledge, however, rarely makes it into the mainstream media that can be depended upon to give lots of coverage to the Peak Oil crowd which has been predicting we will run out of oil any day now.Like environmentalism, it is less a science and more a new form of religion or ideology in which one takes its facts on faith.Selective computer models keep producing these facts, but events like the September, 2006, discovery by Chevron of a huge deep water new field in the Gulf of Mexico keep contradicting them.