Source: 9 to 5 Mac
quote: coldfriction, appearantly your economic analysis fails to realize we have reached a ceiling. The world will not let us use more oil than we currently are.
quote: It used to be cheap, but a cost analysis shows solar breaks even in a number of years now, not decades like it used to be.
quote: Know what's funny? I can see a future, call it 75+ years from now, when people like you will grandstand about us "depending" on Rare Earth metals in all the solar panels. And about how we have to get off them or we're all doomed or something lol.
quote: That's hogwash. Your statement is only true if the oil currently being exploited was all that was left on the planet. Which we know not to be the case.
quote: Maybe I was incorrectly educated. I was taught a law known as the Conservation of Energy.
quote: So what if we have to quit using oil? Oil isn't the economy, human's producing things worth trading for the betterment of all is what the economy is about.
quote: should we run out of nuclear, we still have the sun
quote: Good thing I believe in the conservation of energy and that all things change; there is no true loss or gain, just a better condition if we make it
quote: I do understand that we can't close the universe off to obtain all the energy in it, and that entropy removes energy from any system that isn't the entire universe.
quote: Fear mongering is what is killing the progress of mankind. Like the stupid belief that mankind can't make itself better than it is.
quote: BTW it's not hypocrisy. The original poster said that our economy has a cieling; that it is limited in it's ability to grow. I say it is not and back my claim.
quote: Running scared from a boogeyman is not adapting. We need to obtain better understanding of what energies exist, how to reorganize them, and where we go from where we are. Creating a false scenario of the sky falling puts everyone into bunker mode and not progress mode.
quote: We need efficiencies of capturing solar energy to be ECONOMICALLY viable before we can do without oil and nuclear, this is only occurs through reorganization and creation. Get the scientists to quit worrying about the end of the world and they might make something to help someone instead.
quote: it is manipulation of the laws that exist to get something desired.