Funny he didn't mention nuclear power. The only cost/energy efficient one out if all of them.
@Hotchkiz, yeah except for the cancer.
@Cocconut Head, You're an idiot.
@Hotchkiz, the only problem with Nuclear Power is that if it doesn't go according to plan a lot of people can get affected.
@Hotchkiz, Mostly not true, but wind power sure sucks, solar power is cost effective and is getting better and cheaper for each year, geothermal can be good, alot cheaper to drill for than most systems for private housing atleast in Sweden (solar works better in other countries) Biofuel is very common in Sweden, some companies import garbage to use as Biofuel, hydro works but are still very expensive. Wind power will maybe become good enough in the year 2050 or something. Solar has only been effective and cheap enough for a few years
@Lucidor, its really is when you talk about powering a major city. Its the only one that can keep up and still be cost effective. And its not nearly as dangerous as people make it out to be.
@Hotchkiz, maybe he skipped because of the destructive capabilities of the technology, since he was using examples of other methods of acquiring energy instead of oil due to the conflict it brings.
@The Steel Eagle, I'm just saying it has it's downsides. Once we figure out nuclear fusion then that would be the best nuclear power source.
@Cocconut Head, You do realize that a nuclear explosion is different than harvesting nuclear energy, right?
@QueenJagMaster, not if you use liquid flouride thorium reactors.
@QueenJagMaster, it goes according to plan a lot more than other industries
None of the others are a very viable option considering today's technology. Maybe someday. But for now, oil is king.
@Voltorb, so true. Nuclear is the only other safe/effective option.
@Hotchkiz, unfortunately there is a lot of waste along with nuclear power.
@Voltorb, why don't you generate electric power for us. I played pokemon stadium so i know you can
@Hotchkiz, tell that to Fukushima and Chernobyl
@Voltorb, actually those resources are extremely useful and we do have technology for it but it's so expensive to buy because they're expensive to make and companies that sell them wouldn't make much profit by selling only one system to each person. Everyone would only need one because of how efficient they are
@CollegeKids, depends on which nuclear power (there are multiple ones). I'm going into nuclear engineering and want to make a push for Thorium Reactors. Way better than the reactors we have now days. Also it's waste can't be weaponized! Also it's much safer than current nuclear and ect. Oil is a temporary phase, Nuclear or if possible solar and wind energy will rule in the future.
@Voltorb, and we are still more motivated to invest in killing and let our own be killed over it instead of investing in making those ways viable
@Deadwolf, thank you for your input and knowledge on the subject. mine is fairly limited.
@CollegeKids, yup! :)
@Deadwolf, hydrogen is the energy of future, clean and efficient the only downside is its attached to other molecules so it's slightly harder to get it off of the molecules. Otherwise yes I agree nuclear power is a rather good option
@AnotherIdiot, actually, Chernobyl was due to improper staffing, outdated equipment by 1980s Soviet standards (I.e., very outdated), and the worst evacuation plan ever. Also, Fukushima was the direct result of a 6.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami.
@Voltorb, I'm not one to lend support to idiots who blabber on about "global warming" and the "greedy oil corporations" out of fear and petty jealousy, perpetuated by politicians only interested in the expansion of federal government, but it may be beneficial to have a private-sector effort to reduce dependence on oil via alternative energy, given how uncertain our ability to acquire a sustainable amount of oil can become.
@Cesare Borgia, oh i know this, but the person i was responding to was saying it's safe. Yes in a perfect world, it could be. But this isn't a perfect world. Corners get cut, there's oversights, natural disasters and events that are just not prepared for. All that considered, what we're talking about is HIGHLY explosive - go figure, higher explosive capability = higher energy yield, essentially. And there's the waste to think of. All things considered, solar panels are being made more inexpensivly than ever, atleast by certain overseas companies. Additionally wind powered generation is getting creative, though those huge turbines aren't the way I'd go. I'd much rather take my chances with either of those over a nuclear reactor. But maybe I'm just another idiot.
@AnotherIdiot, although yes, solar panels are cheap, the materials used in making them aren't so "green."
I am legitimately impressed at how many of us are actually aware of what is really going on with oil companies. Most of the public doesn't bother to learn about what's actually happening in the world and just blames everything on Obama. It makes me proud to be part of such an intelligent, concerned community! Go funnypics!
@Pkmn Professor, youre joking right... Intelligence is lacking among this community bro
@Pkmn Professor, liek dis if u cry evry tym. Thx obma.
@Pkmn Professor, speaking of people blaming things on Obama, there's a subreddit called /r/thanksobama that's literally nothing but but pictures of unfortunate events, like something as small opening a banana and it being lightly bruised or big as a celebrity dying and a huge caption that says THANKS OMABA. Some of them are kinds funny but some are obviously pretty controversial. Just thought I'd share haha.
@Pkmn Professor, people that clueless don't really understand what's happening in the world. As humans we don't like to believe we know so little of the world but it's true. No one really knows vary much of world, so they try to come up with a reasonable answer to what they don't know, like blaming someone else when bad things happen and they don't know why. I'm proud of this community too ^_^ takeing the time to actually understand something, before comeing up with some stupid theory about something they really don't understand. You guys are all great :)
@Pkmn Professor, This community is highly lacking in intelligence. Post a pic of a news article about a man being raped by a woman and you'll see what I mean. Also, oil companies don't try to take away basic freedoms like free speech and bearing arm, so whatever oil companies are doing I still prefer them to Obama.
@Pkmn Professor, intelligent yeah. Idk about concerned
@lakewood20, English, motherfvcker! Do you speak it?!
@Pkmn Professor, well, look whose just another ill-informed tool for the Statist agenda?
@American, I really enjoy your username. Very patriotic!
I am legitimately impressed people think America goes to war over oil. Between Canada and the US there is so much oil. It's BP that mainly gets oil from the Middle East
@mikegigs, global market. Doesn't matter where it comes from.
The economy is a b!tch the oil companies have been in power for generations making billions of dollars. Asking them to stop would be asking them to go broke. Also what continues to stimulate the oil economy is all of our cars, houses, and many other appliances that use oil and/or gas. Converting off of oil is possible, but it isn't abundant enough yet to be effective.
@bronze512, We're nearly there and could easily be soon if oil companies didn't buy out/ pay to halt the progress and development of other more practical energy sources.
@Pkmn Professor, do you have any idea how many thousands of products are derived from oil?
@bronze512, i honestly cant wait until oil runs out. The world is going to freak out and crash and burn. Maybe then we can start making things eco friendly and pollution will decrease and we will finally be forced to rely on our better options like solar power, wind power, water power. Maybe if the government didnt make things so expensive it could be possible but theyre babies and they would rather have money than a good economy and environment for everyony else to live in.
@The STD, wishing for the destruction of humanity is a little extreme, don't you think? Two comments: one, we will never run out of oil. Assuming the world's supply to be a constant number (a contested assumption), the price of extraction will rise until it is no longer profitable, at which point the remaining oil will be left in the ground. Two, I don't think you understand the ubiquity of oil in the manufacturing industry. Should the world run out of oil, say goodbye to plastic. Unless you're okay with using natural gas to produce plastics, but I'm assuming from your comment that you're not.
@LottaFLOPS, actually it would bring me great pleasure to watch people freak out about the loss of gas and oil. ....... we will never run out of oil!? Are you kidding me? Its actually bound to happen in the near future sometime. Oil is a nonrenewable resource made from broken down plants and animals and rock from the freakin dinosaur ages, its going to run out. We could completely live without plastic, its the number one thing littering the earth and maybe if everyone recycled we could recycle our plastic instead of throwing it in the ocean for animals to sufficate on or on land for othet animals to get hurt on
@The STD, deriving pleasure from the pain (emotional or otherwise) of others is by definition sadistic. If you believe you're better than others, help them understand what you believe or at least pity them for their ignorance. As my previous comment explained, the world will never run out of oil, nor any other natural resource. Scarcity and absolute depletion are two separate things. If the levels of oil drop below the threshold at which other alternatives are more viable, then a change in primary energy sources will follow, and the remaining oil will remain undiscovered and untapped. Your assumption that crude oil has biogenic origins is unproven, but never have I heard that rocks produce oil. When I use the term "plastics," that includes much more than the polyethylene (used to make plastic bags, bottles, and the like) you're probably imagining, though those account for 80 million tons per year alone. Good luck responding to this comment without relying on the plastics in your device
@The STD, Says the one using a device made mainly out of plastic, wearing clothes most likely made out of polyester (plastic), who depends on a parent (I'm assuming you're about 12 based on the way you are talking) driving you to your Barbie (also plastic) birthday parties in a car (made of metal, rubber-also a petroleum derivative, and hmmmmm.... Plastic) that needs oil to run...
@Fetusmuncher, actually no im 17 thanks for asking. And most of my clothes are cotton, and i really dont care my phone is made of plastic, most of mine actually isnt plastic, does it really matter if it is? Some of the plastic from landfills are seperated then recycled but thats less than the percent that people actually recycle. Its not my problem when we run out of oil to drill, our civilization lived without it before, what makes you people think we need it now? Thats all your opinions but eventually oil will run out. If you guys think that oil is can be man made then that would be a miracle but as far as i know its a nonrenewable resource made of plants and animls. that cant be brought back for millions of years
@The STD, We need plastic because we are already heavily dependent on it. You can't expect a man with a crutch to stand if you remove it
@Molesto the Clown, thats different, we arent broken just because we have plastic. We lived without plasyic, or atleast as much as we have, 100 years ago. We have lota of plastic like resources that arent plastic or made out of oil. Think about it, a world where every house relied on solar, wind or water power, we could have water fueled or solar powered cars and gas stations could be stations where you could refuel those things if you needed to. The fact weve become so dependent on plastic is a shame but im sure scientists could build and replicate a plastic like material that isnt made of plastic if they really needed to, if they can make a fork invisible they can creat fake plasyic, maybe even eco friendly
@The STD, please take the time to do research and learn the facts before posting idealistic comments disregarding physical constraints. I'm an engineer; I think about these things. Alternative sources of energy are not pragmatic replacements for oil, save nuclear. Photovoltaic cells will hopefully be there in about 10 years. Wind power is pretty much a joke. Regardless, you can't force innovation by government fiat. We also lived without indoor plumbing 100 years ago. Would you like to go back to that time? And I have no idea where you came up with saying scientists have made an invisible fork...
@LottaFLOPS, i actually wouldnt mind going back to that era, things were better back early 1900s anyway. And beleive me i do know my facts. And yea scientists have made a fork invisible. Theyve been working on making things invisible and they do it by covering the object in tiny crystals
@The STD, you're a very clever troll, I'll give you that
@LottaFLOPS, "im the nasty old troll, who lives under the bridge-"
You gotta be kidding me if you think those are all the power sources we have, we have technology to easily replace oil, but money is more important to those in power then health and others lives.
@King Zyzz, you, sir, are a Grade A dumba**!
@American, not really you just follow the technology that the media presents
Who needs oil? I take the bus.
@BelleMarie, dont know if kidding or went full retard
@The STD, c'mon. Haven't you seen the post on here with a guy with that sign? It's sad and funny, because he completely serious.
@BelleMarie, yes! Now i remember, sorry, master doesnt normally put this thing down his pants, so when he does im not always up to date.
It's this magical thing called prices
@Angrybirdssucks, dead aribs = cheep gas.
Insert comment about how each of the above sources of energy are not as efficient as oil here. *sobs mathematically* poor dinos
I love watching the economical and political debates that these pictures cause *sheds tear*
Solar power is pretty much in every galaxy
Sort of freaked me out a little
Tesla made infinite free power but the power companies would lose money of he continued. So that's why you have to pay a hydro bill. Because many years ago a guy was a douche and valued money over innovation. History yo.
@GageNow, Tesla was a beast.
Aliens Guy, "HUMANS"
DONT YOU ILLEGAL ALIENS STEAL OUR MEMES
RUN! It's the gray ONI! An it talking about politics!
And iPads. Don't forget iPads.
One reason oil is so big is because those other methods are too costly or inefficient at the stage to completely stabilize our energy needs. Think about it.
And now they're decorating the corpses of trees and displaying them in their living room?
Does that alien remind anyone of ao oni?
This is retarded.
Yup. Want to know why? Cause
Sounds about right