Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Infinite growth combined with finite resources = crash

Here's another little bit of information to think about. I just read a post by a member of ROE2 that mentioned this but not exactly in these words:

-the world presently consumes ~84 million barrels of oil a day
-at the present rate of increase or growth, in 2200 the world would be consuming 600 million barrels a day
-in 3000, it would be 20 million barrels A MINUTE

I don't think this is possible. We can't find it fast enough. We can't go on like this infinitely even if oil were abiotic. Something has to give.

Thanks cedric!

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