Scariest graphic ever

12 million barrels per day increase from 1995 to 2005, or a rate of 1.2 mbd per year.

2 mbd increase from 2005-2012, or .28 mbd increase per year. A 75% decline in production increasing rate.

This is why there are no jobs.

This is why we have to start making our world made by hand for ourselves. We must help our people avoid the Corn Syrup. Packaged food is a tool of population control and livestock-ization of humans.


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14 Responses to Scariest graphic ever

  1. oogenhand says:

    Reblogged this on oogenhand and commented:
    Very true!!!

  2. Mr. Rational says:

    Substitute batteries for gas tanks.  Substitute uranium for coal and gas.  The shortages disappear, the jobs come back to the USA and the Arabs stop flying jets and building towers and go back to riding camels.

    • mindweapon says:

      It’s not that easy. Uranium doesn’t produce nearly as much energy as we get from oil and coal. The shortages won’t disappear.

      • Mr. Rational says:

        Uranium would have essentially replaced steam coal by now, had it not been for the anti-nuclear push by “environmental” groups (Friends of the Earth was started with assistance from a fossil-energy insider) and lobbying to create the Nuclear Regulatory Commission with a mission of nuclear safety regardless of cost.

        Despite all of that nuclear energy generates nearly 20% of the electricity in the USA, and coal’s share is shrinking.

        Claiming that we can’t make the shortages disappear is esseentially saying that the USA cannot do what China is about to do and what France did quite handily 30 years ago.  The problem is not on the resource or engineering side.

  3. Sam says:

    Love yah mindweapon but I have to disagree with you here. With fast breeders and especially Thorium reactors we have plenty of fuel. With mass produced Thorium reactors we can get the cost down so far that petroleum fuels can be made from air and water. Of course you’re right if your talking right now this minute and also if we don’t start developing these technologies. If you’re interested search
    “liquid fluoride thorium reactor”
    Here’s a great short video on the technology.

    • mindweapon says:

      Energy from thorium won’t solve the agriculture crisis though. Agriculture needs oil and natural gas for pesticides and fertilizers. Agriculture is also under threat from depletion of fossil water such as the Oglalla aquifer in Texas, the salination of the water table in California from irrigation, and soil erosion. Soil erosion is becoming less of a problem thanks to no-till agriculture, but the water crisis, and the arms race between superweeds and the GM/herbicides strategy and the rising price of fossil fuels means we will have a food and energy crisis.

      Also, the thorium plants aren’t being built, and will take a while to get built. So even when they decide to do so, there will be a serious lag time.

      • Mr. Rational says:

        The energy demand from agriculture is fairly small as these things go.  The biggest consumer in the USA isn’t industry, but buildings themselves.

      • barb says:

        Natural gas is used to make fertilizer because it’s always been a cheap, readily available source of the needed elements to make ammonia, which *ammonia* is the desired ingredient in the Haber process to make chemical fertilizer. Natural gas has traditionally been used only because it’s always been cheap and abundant, not because it’s the only way.
        Guess what? With vast amounts of cheap electricity (as LFTR could provide if we only built them) ammonia can be directly synthesized from air and water. Then the fertilizer can be made.

        Matt Simmons, (author Twilight in the Desert,) as one of the first Peak Oil predictors before he died in his bathtub of natural causes –of course– founded Ocean Energy Institute. At OEI, his engineers did the math in the early 2000s for becoming an all-ammonia economy.
        They found, we could, using ocean wave energy, ocean wind energy, ocean currents energy and LFTR, make the vasts amounts of cheap electricity to make enough ammonia that we could not just fertilize all our farmland but even RUN ALL OUR CARS! on it.

        You are right. *WATER* is a critical resource, particularly in the far west of America where drought conditions exist 10 years out of every 30. Again, with cheap enough electricity, (which LFTR could provide if only we were building them) sea water could be desalinated if we had to.
        The only holdup is, you are correct, we are failing miserably to get the LFTRs built, to get to the ammonia economy before the fossil fuels, which we must have to do the initial buildout of it all, run out.
        We (White people, because that’s all I care about) could be well and truly screwed. Not because solutions don’t exist, but because we were too shortsighted to implement them while we had the chance.
        BUT, I have a lot of faith in White guys. When things get bad enough, before they get too bad to ever recover, LFTRs will come online as fast as the concrete can dry.

      • Mr. Rational says:

        LFTR requires things like isotope-separated lithium (the Li in Flibe Energy); you have to take out the Lithium-6 or you lose all your neutrons and get a lot of nasty tritium.  That’s more involved than pouring concrete.  Not trying to be a wet blanket, just noting that it’s not quite so easy as some people seem to think it is.

  4. Sam says:

    The ball of Thorium metal shown in his hand is enough fuel at USA citizens energy usage to last one persons lifetime and Thorium is more plentiful than lead.

  5. Clarification: Monsanto-style (mass mono-crops) agriculture requires petrochemical fertilizers and pesticides. Localized agriculture doesn’t require any of it, just some hard work and know-how. This is why it is important for families who can to do their own gardening.

    Crop rotation is an organic farmer’s best friend; pests that would emerge to feed off broccoli are at a loss when they emerge to find honeydew melons. As an added bonus, it also means a diverse food supply, which is healthier.

    • mindweapon says:

      Yep. However, this would cause incredible social disruptoin and “inequality” (voiced in a falsetto, castrati liberal voice). There would be some famine, some emaciated people, some starving to deff even, for a few years while we started working and trading among each other. Hereward Saxon is correct that without those megafarms there would be massive starvation — urban gardening cannot replace the massive corn/wheat/soybean industrial farms of the Midwest.

      I have narrowed down to 6 survival crops, in order of importance — beans, potatoes, tomatoes (against scurvy), winter squash, cabbages and beets. Others are welcome to chime in with their suggestions, but those are mine.

      fruit trees highly recommended too — they produce with very little effort except a bit of spraying.

  6. Cranberry says:

    Turnips. Ridiculously easy to grow, store well, fermentable – for lots of vitamins. Not high in caloric value but definitely high in minerals and vitamins. Greens can be eaten during the tuber development period – just don’t clip them all off at once.

    If it didn’t take so long to get to maturity/harvest, I’d recommend chestnuts as well. Heck I’ll do it. If you have the time to wait and the room to plant two (you need two to pollinate), plant chestnut trees. Monster harvests, calorie dense, nutritious and quite tasty. You can do lots with them, too, from making soup, stews, “breading” for meats, dumplings, pancakes, biscuits. Fantastic keepers. Modern hybrids are vigorous, blight resistant, and nearly maintenance free once established.

    • Cranberry says:

      Oh and if you have the means/room, get a beehive or two. People keep bees and gather honey on rooftops in NYC. It makes for excellent trade goods, bonus points if you turn it into mead which is as easy as mixing it with boiling water and yeast and letting it sit in a bucket for a few weeks before you bottle it.

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