Re: peak oil preparations?
From: Elaine (
Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2005 10:13:09 -0700 (PDT)
So oil is not a finite substance? There's plenty to support the US's current
lifestyle for decades to come?
> Preparing for catastrophe should be based on probabilities derived from
> historical data.  If there is no history, then the probabilities can be pure
> fantasy.  That is what happened in the Y2K fiasco.  There is also no history
> on world-wide oil depletion; again fantasy and speculation is all we have.
> On the other hand, if you live in a disaster prone location, (i.e. history
> of recent severe earthquakes, or hurricanes, or floods) it is wise to
> prepare for the eventuality of catastrophes.  People near earthquake faults,
> or low-lying hurricane prone beaches, or river bottoms should plan for the
> eventuality of severe "acts of God".  To do otherwise is foolish.

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