"We are dependent on oil for our
commerce, medicine, communication, sanitation and the job specialization that
provides the vast majority of our livelihoods.
dependency will involve wholesale change in the way we live and who we
are." - Sara Anne EdwardsMatthew Simmons, chairman and CEO of the
leading oil industry investment bank Simmons & Co. International, financed
the exploration and
development of new oil reserves.
In Twilight in the Desert,
Matthew Simmons states:
(1) Most of Saudi Arabia's oil output is
generated by a few giant fields, of which Ghawar - the Earth's largest - is the
(2) These giant oil fields were first developed 40 to 50
years ago, and have since given up much of their easily extracted oil.
(3) To maintain high levels of production in these major oil fields,
the Saudis have come to rely increasingly on the use of water injection and
other secondary recovery methods to compensate for the drop in natural field
(4) As time passes, the ratio of water to oil in these
underground fields rises to the point where further oil extraction becomes
difficult, if not impossible and there is very little reason to assume that
future Saudi exploration will result in the discovery of new oil fields to
replace those now in decline.
IEA's World Energy Outlook
A study of the depletion rates of the world's top 800 oil
fields found that the world would need to add 64 million barrels per day (mbpd)
of new capacity between 2007 and 2030 in order to meet
an anticipated demand
growing at 1.6% per year.
Depletion rates after the peak can vary
widely, from about 2% per year for a well-managed onshore field, to 20% or more
per year for deepwater fields like Mexico's Cantarell field, and other
deepwater fields in the Gulf of Mexico.
Of the 42 largest oil producing
countries in the world, representing roughly 98% of all oil production, 30 have
either plateaued or passed their peaks.
The IEA concluded that the
world will have a hard time reaching 100 mbpd within the next two decades.
Their projected supply curves are now sharply reduced, while their
global demand projections continue to show about a 1.5% annual rate of growth.
The report concluded with this stark warning:
By 2015, we expect
relentless depletion to overcome new supply.
January 2006 and June 2007
International Monetary Fund records
a world wide 23% rise in food
In this new world order of high energy prices
basic food commodities such as
sugarcane will also become major energy sources.
Grain can be converted into bread for food or
ethanol for gas stations.
Vegetable oil can be used for cooking or it can go to be used as
Faced with an insatiable demand for automotive fuel,
will want to clear more
and more of the remaining tropical forests to produce sugarcane, oil palms,
and other high yielding fuel crops generating a massive new threat to genetic
diversity by conversion to industrial monoculture.
To survive humanity
must turn to local sustainable energy sources.
The resource exploitive
fossil fuel based, automobile centered, shopping center oriented, throwaway
global consumer cultural model will be replaced with
a 'new' symbiotic
biomimicking cultural model.
In the small isolated communities that
survive the throwaway global consumer culture a
biomimicking cultural model based on reuse/recycle "cradle-to-cradle"
economy powered by renewable energy
sources: wind, solar,
tide, geothermal, hydropower, and hemp biofuels.
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