Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Dr Albert Bartlett: Arithmetic Population and Energy

I found this very interesting. I never really realized that 7% had went a long way. If we started to pay attention to this 7% way back then maybe we would have enough oil to last us. Now by reading this in a way I that we may have hit peak oil. I feel this way because he mentioned something about from 1981 to 1991 in all of history would add up to a thousand billion barrels. Being only amount a thousand billion left over. So when I go back to what we read about we produce 305 million barrels a year. I looked at it this way since 15 years had past and we produce about 305 barrels of oil a year that means that we have produced about four thousand five hundred seventy-five billion barrels in the last 15 years so that means our peak either is near or were at it now.
Thinking of how society is and how our population growth has been increasing the oil production may have increased as well. Also our need for electricity as Dr. Bartlett said it double every 10 to 12 years so that will also add on to our oil production causing oil industries to produce and dig out more oil. So according to my theory I may be wrong I may be right but at the same time a to of things can prove and not prove if we have more time to waste and not do anything about this peak oil. What I still question is so if they do discover this oil in the arctic and they do extract that oil what will they do to keep oil away from its peak? Since Dr. Bartlett makes it seems that the Government just makes it out to seem that we do have a lot of oil and people should nt panic how are people going to get educated about what really is going on. How are thet going to create a way for better energy but not spending big significant amounts of money? One thing that I do agree with Dr. Bartlett is that oil production will go down and will continue to go down. My reason for this is because the united states abuse the oil we have to may things that depend on oil and they don’t know how to reserve it in a very good way. Now if the government looked it this way they need to promote abortions and contraceptives if they want to stay at a zero growth rate. (Need to revise and add on)

1 Comments:

Blogger Juggleandhope said...

Aziza,

Your post touches on two of Bartlett's most important ideas.

Your writing is, at this point, not up to expectations in either quantity or quality. You should print, proofread, and revise before posting your comments - that process might prevent monstrosities such as the following sentence,

"So according to my theory I may be wrong I may be right but at the same time a to of things can prove and not prove if we have more time to waste and not do anything about this peak oil."

6:42 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home