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(CNN)   We have reached peak oil output. Enjoy your SUVs while you can, America. In another 20 years you won't have them anymore   (cnn.com ) divider line
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2007-10-24 08:55:52 AM  
I call bullshiat. Someone is going to come up with a relatively easy conversion kit for biofuels, and that person is going to be hailed as a god. Come on, I mean, American ingenuity, right?
 
2007-10-24 08:57:36 AM  
Actually, I'm psyched to know that my SUV is gonna last 20 years.
 
2007-10-24 09:05:26 AM  
the retards that think that SUVs are de debil amuse me.
 
2007-10-24 09:08:44 AM  
smitty: Enjoy your SUV's while you can, America.

Thank you! I will!
 
2007-10-24 09:09:23 AM  
My opinion is that capacitors will improve to the point we'll be using untapped nighttime electrical grid capacity to charge our cars while we sleep.

Je suis optimiste--I think cars and truck will be better as we wean ourselves off of oil.

.
 
2007-10-24 09:15:46 AM  
Good thing those import export laws forbid the existance of SUVs in any country other than the USA.
 
2007-10-24 09:19:05 AM  
I think in 20 years, each two-car household will have both an electric car (for the commuter) and a diesel (for the longer trips). Right now, we all drive vehicles that are almost TOO capable in too many ways. A little creative specialization in our energy usage will go a long way without necessitating much sacrifice by consumers.
 
2007-10-24 09:22:19 AM  
TFA:
The report warns that coal, uranium, and other key fossil fuels are also in declining supply.

I was unaware uranium was a fossil fuel. Thanks, CNN!

Seriously, we might as well start making the switch to nuclear breeders and solar farms now. Anyone have a few billion dollars to dump into battery technology?
 
2007-10-24 11:07:26 AM  
I want a gleaming alloy air car, two lanes wide.
 
2007-10-24 11:09:09 AM  
Who drives a 20 year old SUV???
 
2007-10-24 11:09:33 AM  
Cue the "scientists are wrong" and "global warming will kill us" crowds for a beautiful fark cage-match style flame-war!! :)
 
2007-10-24 11:10:11 AM  
Jubeebee: TFA:
The report warns that coal, uranium, and other key fossil fuels are also in declining supply.

I was unaware uranium was a fossil fuel. Thanks, CNN!


The massive Glow-a-saurus Rex once terrified his prey until he developed a tumor and died.
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2007-10-24 11:10:23 AM  
Don't worry about it. The Government is going to ban unauthorized travel in a couple of years, so this won't be an issue.
 
2007-10-24 11:11:02 AM  
defiancecp: Cue the "scientists are wrong" and "global warming will kill us" crowds for a beautiful fark cage-match style flame-war!! :)

Global warming will kill us because the scientists are wrong.

/gotta get both sides in somehow
 
2007-10-24 11:11:08 AM  
Shenanigans.
 
2007-10-24 11:11:26 AM  
PirateKing: Don't worry about it. The Government is going to ban unauthorized travel in a couple of years, so this won't be an issue.

Betting on President Giluliani, are we?
 
2007-10-24 11:11:31 AM  
Bring on the natural gas cars. In addition, I want a NG fueling adapter for my house.
 
2007-10-24 11:11:38 AM  
Reducing dependency on foreign sources of energy should be our #1 national security issue. Unfortunately, we have shortsighted dickwad oil men in the white house, along with all their corporate supporters.
 
2007-10-24 11:12:10 AM  
Egoy: Good thing those import export laws forbid the existance of SUVs in any country other than the USA.

I'm thinking $6-8 a gallon gas is far more effective at keeping them out of other countries.
 
2007-10-24 11:12:20 AM  
Canyonero!
 
2007-10-24 11:12:51 AM  
DistendedPendulusFrenulum: My opinion is that capacitors will improve to the point we'll be using untapped nighttime electrical grid capacity to charge our cars while we sleep.

Je suis optimiste--I think cars and truck will be better as we wean ourselves off of oil.

.


Sure, and having something around with the energy density of an explosive with the capacity to discharge it all in milliseconds will be just great. Liquid gasoline needs to be atomized to burn quickly, the liquid stuff just burns. A shorted capacitor will simply explode with all the energy it had.

Time to buy more energy funds folks. Unless you think that cardboard box that needs a fossil fuel infrastructure to keep going, aka a house, is some kind of investment.
 
2007-10-24 11:13:29 AM  
Personally I hope we can figure out the hydrogen fuel cell problem so we can completely ween ourselves from mid-east oil. They want us out of their hemisphere? Ok, what will your nations be like when the US isn't exporting 1/3 of its wealth into your theocracies? Enjoy the sectarian violence Saudi Arabia!
 
2007-10-24 11:13:47 AM  
If my Explorer lasts another 20 years and I continue to drive it as much as i do now, add, say $1000 / year on maintaining the thing that means it'll cost me roughly 7.2 cents per mile. I'd say that buying that suv was quite a good decision.
 
2007-10-24 11:14:11 AM  
Nonsense! Republican Jesus will ensure that America will always have a bountiful surplus of oil that fat cat oil execs can mark up 10000% in order to afford their trophy wives' boob jobs!
 
2007-10-24 11:14:20 AM  
www.silencedmajority.org
 
2007-10-24 11:14:20 AM  
I read this same headline 20 years ago...

Yep! More bullshait...
 
2007-10-24 11:14:22 AM  
When did Paul Ehrlich start working for the Energy Watch Group?
 
2007-10-24 11:14:36 AM  
EatHam: the retards that think that SUVs are de debil amuse me.

And I find it amusing that you don't regard SUVs as big, useless wasteful hunks of luxury.

I thought you conservatives were like, frugal and sh*t...
 
2007-10-24 11:14:53 AM  
I pass these Smart cars on the highway running 10 kph below their top speed. It's hilarious. I drive a Altima with a V6 and I'll wait until the SUV's are completely gone before moving to a smaller vehicle. And please don't post the crap about these things being safe. The frame of the car is strong but the force transferred to the driver is well above what you'd get in a collision in a larger vehicle.
 
2007-10-24 11:14:59 AM  
Jubeebee: TFA:
I was unaware uranium was a fossil fuel. Thanks, CNN!


Little known fact, uranium is acctually a fossilized life form from uranus.
 
2007-10-24 11:15:11 AM  
Ku_No_Ichi: Who drives a 20 year old SUV???

I do! :)

(pops)
 
2007-10-24 11:15:12 AM  
DistendedPendulusFrenulum: My opinion is that capacitors will improve to the point we'll be using untapped nighttime electrical grid capacity to charge our cars while we sleep.

Je suis optimiste--I think cars and truck will be better as we wean ourselves off of oil.


i like the way you think.
 
2007-10-24 11:15:14 AM  
They are aleady making hybrid SUV's that run on ethanol.
 
2007-10-24 11:15:42 AM  
Big 'ole UPS trucks, pickups and vans (as well as SUV's) will still be chugging along in 20 years.

Restrictions on all vehicles may get more stringent, but we have been tightening up for 30 years...and that is to be expected.

Article is big on hype and scaremongering.

I don't have an SUV, but I have a minivan that sucks up more gas that one.


/ the sky isn't falling
 
2007-10-24 11:15:57 AM  
I've said it before and will say it again: Algae Biodiesel (new window)

That said, while I am worried that I will see peak oil in my lifetime (unless or until we make a switch to something renewable), today is not the day. Hell, there is a ton of oil (or, rather, millions or billions of tons, I suppose) in the oil sands of Canada alone that has yet to be tapped. As barrel prices rise, however, I promise you it will be.
 
2007-10-24 11:16:10 AM  
live closer to crap you do every day
 
2007-10-24 11:16:25 AM  
PirateKing: Don't worry about it. The Government is going to ban unauthorized travel in a couple of years, so this won't be an issue.

Papers, please?
 
2007-10-24 11:16:26 AM  
"Scaremongering".. ya think.

Anyway, I agree we need to reduce dependency on foreign sources of fuel/energy.

I agree- electric cars for smaller commutes and clean diesel for longer distances.

If we had one mix of fuel that was used in all states, the price would drop significantly.
 
2007-10-24 11:16:28 AM  
Is this story recycled from 1978?

So now I get it, the reason why 6 billion people are going to die by 2100 is because while we're using up all the fossil fuels to overheat the planet, it'll all run dry and since we won't have any affordable energy sources we'll die of oil starvation.

I think I'm gonna break out my Y2K survival kit now.
 
2007-10-24 11:16:29 AM  
This message brought to by GM, Exxon, and everyone else looking for short-term profits.

Seriously, we get this story every year. While it's likely true or will be shortly, raising an alarm won't and doesn't bring about waves of conservation (in my estimation). It brings on waves of spending and indulgence -- people decide they better enjoy things while they can.

Personally, I'd be OK if I didn't have to drive to work everyday. If there was an efficient bus service, I'd use it. If the roads between my place and work weren't jammed full of cars, I'd feel safe enough to ride a bike. But since neither of those exist, I'll continue to use a car for those trips, even though it's very fuel-inefficient. I'll be glad when the SUV-mania has finally been killed, however. I might be able to see more than one car ahead of me and find a parking space again.
 
2007-10-24 11:16:32 AM  
Methane fuel ftw. Just cut a whole in the bottom of the drivers seat, and pull up to taco bell whenever you run low.
 
2007-10-24 11:16:34 AM  
My Sequoia and I will still be rolling 30 years from now, and I'll bet the inflation-adjusted price per gallon of fuel will be similar to what it is today... ozone hole, acid rain, Sarz, El Nino, killer bees, hurricanes, melting icecaps, the threatened Snail Darter and what ever panic dujour is imagined through the dogma of the godless alarmist lemmings, not withstanding.
 
2007-10-24 11:16:39 AM  
Apparently there's not enough money to be made in alternate fuel sources for it to become mainstream anytime soon. What will we ever do with ourselves if we didn't have a war to fight in the middle east? Spend the money to improve our own country? Nahhhh....
 
2007-10-24 11:16:55 AM  
If we only have 20 more years of oil to burn, then Global warming will stop after 20 years.

YAY!
 
2007-10-24 11:16:56 AM  
Oh whatever.
 
2007-10-24 11:16:58 AM  
Beaming technology, people. We need beaming technology.

Will one of you Farkers please invent it, already?
 
2007-10-24 11:17:18 AM  
i214.photobucket.com
 
2007-10-24 11:17:26 AM  
I'm ready for a new world, a change, a mel gibson world where there is a lot of dust and huge cages where two men enter and one man leaves.
 
2007-10-24 11:17:35 AM  
DrewCurtisJr: They are aleady making hybrid SUV's that run on ethanol.

I
run on ethanol, too.
 
2007-10-24 11:17:50 AM  
We have reached Peak "Peak Oil Output Warning" Output.
 
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