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Apr. 21st, 2002 | 06:23 pm

The stench wafts off them,
as the metal monsters crouch,
waiting for the signal to run.
Their roars drowning out
the few fragments of life
struggling among the margins
of the concrete wastelands.

I went and took a walk and noticed how bad autos smell. I'm already being driven mad by the near constant whoosh and roar of the passing near my apartment. It leaves me wishing that <a href="http://www.hubbertpeak.com>hubbert's peak</a> would come quickly. Though the down side is since so much of our food requires massive petrolium inputs for fertilizer and transport, having the oil market collapse would be pretty horrid.

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not to mention a HUGE amount

from: warlock138
date: Apr. 21st, 2002 08:19 pm (UTC)

(like upwards of 80%) of the products we use everyday contain petroleum products in some form or another. from flavorings to pharmaceuticals to plastics to fabrics to foods.... and on and on and on.
damn... i'm hard pressed to even think of something not containing some petroleum based hydrocarbon chain...

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Re: not to mention a HUGE amount

from: alienghic
date: Apr. 21st, 2002 08:39 pm (UTC)

Yes, I know, somewhere I saw a reference claiming that oil was far too useful of a substance to be burnt as fuel.

Though there have been some research into making plastics out of other organic products.

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Re: not to mention a HUGE amount

from: warlock138
date: Apr. 22nd, 2002 07:31 am (UTC)

yeah, thats one thing that people don't even think about. you hear politicians saying "oh, i'm sure we'll come up with alternate energy sources by the time our oil supplies run out" and "oh, alternate energy sources won't be economically feasable until we really start running out of oil to burn" but what about all of the products we depend on in every day life that we would also have to live without if ever our oil supply "dried up" all the research to develop other organic replacements. how THAT would impact the economy. that makes the more expensive alternatives a bit more economically feasable in the long run.

it's like they don't even look five minutes into the future.
damn.. i bet most politicians suck at chess..

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