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loki's avatar

How will the world replace the 29 billion barrels of oil we use each year?

Asked by loki (162points) August 4th, 2008 from iPhone
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eambos's avatar

Sooner or later we will have to turn to alternative fuel sources. It is a truth we have to face.

btko's avatar

With bullets.

jtvoar16's avatar

eventually we all die, and we all fall under the ground, and the world will change, and we will be crushed and smashed and distilled until we all replace the oil. Just as the dinosaurs did.

marinelife's avatar

It will happen gradually not all at once. I suspect it will be a group of sources at first, but then one that is cheaper and better or more heavily marketed will win out like VHS and Betamax.

Skyrail's avatar

First the power plants. Then the cars. Then the plastics. It’s worrying actually because we can replace power, even if it involves covering every coast with wind turbines. And cars can run without normal fuel, i.e. they can hydrogen or electrical. But plastics on the other hand. What then? Then again I don’t know a terrible amount about plastics, but from what my chemistry education has told me a lot of what we use today plastic wise all comes from oil.

heysupnm's avatar

@jtvoar16 – Makes you wonder if humans will simply become fuel (indirectly as oil) for the next super-race if you know what I mean. Dinosaurs dominate world, extinction, layers and layers of natural cycles, refined into oil, humans dominate world, use oil, extinction, layers and layers of natural cycles, refined into oil… What’s next?

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