The End Of Conventional Oil Essay

1212 Words Nov 26th, 2014 null Page
What can be said about the end of conventional oil? Well, for one thing we know that it is imminent, and that we have to start seeking ways to sustain the world without oil. We are so dependent on oil at present that without it, it would be impossible to feed the growing population, or to even keep the world 's economy steady. We must find a way to lower our dependency on oil before it is too late. The world currently transitioning from an era of easy to find cheap oil, to an era of harder to find expensive oil. This drives the prices of everything up, and causes the cost of living to become higher. How did we get here, and what can we do to make a change? Let 's take a look at the history that has led us to this point. Oil was first discovered in the late 1800 's, and with its discovery the world has changed dramatically. It brought with it the industrial revolution, and the rapid technological advancement of the world over the last 200 years. For the formation of oil to happen, it took many specific conditions, which transpired over a long period of time. Oil was created from organic matter being compressed under extreme pressure, and heat for millions of years until it liquified. The problem is that there is no more oil being created, and we are consuming it at an exponential rate, so it is only a matter of time before it runs out. The amount that remains differs based on scientific opinion, but we can be certain that it will run out eventually. The green revolution…

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