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  •  I wouldn't count of peak oil. (3+ / 0-)

    If oil prices get high enough, kerogen shale and tar sands get to be more and more attractive. And, as propagandized as people are now, they'll just keep blaming the higher gas prices on environmentalists.
      Most likely scenario is a die-off of several billion people as now fertile regions can no longer support agriculture and some parts of the earth become so warm that people literally can't live there.

    •  Peak oil could have an effect (2+ / 0-)
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      Evolutionary, NoMoreLies

      there an argument that sounds reasonable to me that our economies cannot afford $200/barrel oil - that relying on oil shale will never happen on a large scale.

      I don't know enough to be sure ... however it is clear that the rising prices have made a (small) dent in US fossil fuel habits.

      But I think you are right it's no "silver bullet."

      We'll see. What a crazy world.

      An ambulance can only go so fast - Neil Young

      by mightymouse on Mon Mar 12, 2012 at 06:34:59 AM PDT

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