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Are we really running out of fossil fuels?

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mheslep
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Jul18-14, 06:35 PM
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It is commonly asked, when will the world's supply of oil be exhausted? The best one word answer: Never.
MIT economist Ken Adelman
web.mit.edu/ceepr/www/publications/reprints/Reprint_171_WC.pdf
mheslep
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Jul18-14, 06:50 PM
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That doesn't mean anything.. You increase efficiency by 30 percent but increase the greedy mouths and selfishness by 200 percent. I don't think your 100 km per seat jet is the issue here, I think it's unchecked population growth.

Forget about US fertility rates. The issue is world-wide fertility rates, which are roughly 350/250. I haven't done it recently, but several years back I did a rough calculation, and figured that about 250,000 people die everyday worldwide, and about 350,000 are born.
DP, I suspect "greedy mouths and selfishness" is an upsetting topic to you, but pls dont conflate the fossil fuels topic.

Global population growth, rate, has been slowing down for decades, that is, following the lead of the developed world like US The fertility rate of even places like Bangladesh is now down to 2.3

http://www.gapminder.org/videos/dont...ut-population/


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