FEATURED COMMENT – There’s no timeline on running out of oil

Oil sands. (Image: Alex MacLean, DeSmog Canada)

Re: Bill McQuarrie column, ‘We should be able to agree: fossil fuels are running out.’

This is pure fakery. Like Bill wisely said of fossil fuels: “running out will not happen in our lifetime.” The anti-oil crowd of the 1970s screamed that the world would be out of oil by the 1990s. There IS NO TIME LINE.

Here we are in 2018 and the only reason prices are increasing is quasi-Marxist governments stiflling supply.
At the same time, the anti-oil prophets of doom and gloom continue to burn as much oil as anyone but they do it while making excuses to dismiss their hypocrisy.

Alternative energy sources are being developed; it’s illogical to cut off the most versatile and least expensive energy source prematurely.

On top of that, oil isn’t just energy. It is your computer, your smartphone, your skis and kayaks, your lululemon lifestyle, your wicking polyesters, your Prius … none of it would exist without oil.

If we can take anything away from such discussions, I’d hope it would be how to spot a fake.


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