Omniscience just sucks without omnipotence!
There have been far more jobs, unsubsidized jobs, created in the energy sector related to gas and oil then there have been in the Green sector. How much does it cost the American taxpayer for each of these "green' jobs?
I don't have the answers for your green energy questions, and they wouldn't matter much to me if I did. I think we need to invest in green energy for security and environmental reasons. That it creates some jobs is a bonus.
Oil is a limited resource. This is a fact, that requires no numbers to support, only some basic thought. It takes millions of years to generate oil, and very specific circumstances. We use it far faster than it can possibly be made. Ignoring the release of carbon atoms into our atmosphere for a moment, this is still a huge problem. Our entire economy runs on oil. Most of our products are made using nothing but oil. Our entire lifestyle is one with oil. If we can't find a replacement, we're dead meat, literally. We WILL die. Factor in the the carbon atoms, which were captured by plants billions of years ago and then buried under the sea, to become fossilized into what we call oil...and we accelerate our doom. Or at least, in this case, the doom of millions upon millions. Those carbon atoms were taken out of the system, so to speak, and store...and now we use them to generate energy, so they are being unstored, released back into the system...which of course, will have the affect of returning out system back to the state it was in when they were first captured.
Enough sunlight hits the earth every hour to power every single device we have for an entire year. Anyone who would NOT want to find a way to harness that is a damn fool.
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
Oh yea, we don't know how oil is made. There are platforms offshore that used to make nothing, and are now producing huge amounts of oil.
I checked with my father who works offshore and is in charge of the production of all offshore oil and gas in his district, and he confirmed this article.
The only FACT is that we don't know how much we have left, but it's a lot. And estimates are getting higher and higher all the time. Will we run out of oil in our lifetime? Only if you are very young, possibly not even born yet. Please note this article goes into detail about a different method of production of crude oil inside the earth other than dinosaur squeezin's. One that is sustainable into the foreseeable future.
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If China keeps lending you the money to waste on different Wonderland fantasies then that will be great, but I'm sure the Greeks were once saying something similar. The USA is now the most indebted nation in world history and the Liberals think this is not such a bad thing, that their insightful business savvy will see them right in the end.I don't have the answers for your green energy questions, and they wouldn't matter much to me if I did. I think we need to invest in green energy for security and environmental reasons. That it creates some jobs is a bonus.
Even Lewis Carroll would not believe this possible.