IMMIGRATION SHUTDOWN NOW: OIL CREATED A 100 YEAR WINDOW THAT'S CLOSING
May 22, 2015
Part 12: Everything America and Western countries runs on one non-renewable resource: oil
If you read the first 12 parts of this series, you may be depressed, feel great despair and even hopelessness. The harsh facts that I expose in this series equate to a very hard pill to swallow.
But that’s what’s coming: 100,000,000 (million) legal immigrants will be injected into our country within 30 years. It’s not “if”, but it is a fact that they “will land on our shores” if you and several million other Americans remain silent. This series arms you with the facts from my research and, more importantly, what I witnessed in my world travels.
With that added 100 million immigrants, we face another 100 million more cars and autos of all kinds, and we face millions of added homes, schools and malls. And, they all run on oil. But oil will not last out this century at the current accelerating rates of consumption of 82 million barrels daily---soon to exceed 180 million barrels burned daily as China ramps up its own consumption to 98 million barrels of oil daily by 2030. (Source: The Long Emergency by James Howard Kunstler.)
"The cheap oil age created an artificial bubble of plentitude for a period not much longer than a human lifetime....so I hazard to assert that as oil ceases to be cheap and the world reserves move toward depletion, we will be left with an enormous population...that the ecology of the earth will not support. The journey back toward non-oil population homeostasis will not be pretty. We will discover the hard way that population hyper-growth was simply a side-effect of the oil age. It was a condition, not a problem with a solution. That is what happened and we are stuck with it." James Howard Kunstler, The Long Emergency www.kunstler.com
Top experts around the world understand that the energy slave called “oil” faces exhaustion within this century. Along the way, drilling for oil will prove more difficult, harder to extract and more costly.
Fact: everything in America and most Western civilizations runs on oil. Oil allows billions of people to eat via tractors and harvesters of massive croplands. Without oil, 321 million Americans and soon to be 438 million, could not feed themselves and 7.3 billion humans around the planet would face enormous die-off. We humans cannot possibly plant and harvest enough food by hand to survive at 7.3 billion of us. We couldn’t pump the aquifers to irrigate crops. We couldn’t transport food fast enough by boat, donkey or oxen.
That’s the problem. Oil will run out sooner or later. Nothing on the technological horizon can replace it. In order to drive cars, boats, planes and fuel industry, Americans use 20 million barrels of oil daily while the rest of the world burns 82 million barrels. That equals 82 million barrels of oil every 24 hours. When you multiply 365 days by 82,000,000 barrels of oil burned daily, it equals a whopping 29.9 billion barrels of oil annually.
In his book, The Long Emergency, Kunstler discovered that China, at its current growth rate and placing 27,000 new cars on its highways every week, will burn 98 million barrels of oil per day by 2030. That’s more than the world burns daily in 2015.
Along this fossil fuel burning path, we create enormous carbon footprint overload in our biosphere. We also acidify our oceans making life deadly for all marine creatures. Acid rain destroys soil-nitrogen balance.
(Pumping and processing crude oil wrecks havoc on the natural world. Oil pumping destroys the land for centuries with oil-soaked soil. Sickening isn’t it? ) Photography by Ed Burtynsky
If you remember your science, it took two billion years to produce all the oil on this planet. In other words, when oil reserves decline, we exhaust the single major energy source that drives our civilization and most other societies on this planet.
Alternative energy won’t save humanity
To show how much energy oil provides the U.S. annually, http://vimeo.com/search?q=Michael+Brownlee by Michael Brownlee provides an astounding graph of one cubic mile of oil. That’s how much oil humans burn around the planet each year! That equals to the same amount of energy provided by 52 nuclear power plants built every year for 50 years or 104 operating coal-fired electrical plants built every year for 50 years or 32,000 wind turbines built every year for 50 years—and in continuous operation—or 91,250,000 solar panels built every year for 50 years.
In other words, oil produces dramatically incredible amounts of energy that we cannot and will not be able to duplicate in the coming years.
Dr. John Tanton, publisher of The Social Contract, authored, “How Many is Twenty Million?”
“That’s how much oil we burn in the USA each day,” Tanton said. “The total global consumption daily rate of 82 million would be 25,000 miles if you lined those barrels up side by side—the circumference of the globe at the equator!”
Dr. Tanton asks a sobering question, “How much longer can this go on?” The simple, unadulterated answer is: not much longer! You may want to read, Out of Gas: The End of the Age of Oil by David Goodstein, physics professor at California Institute of Technology.
(Imagine millions upon endless millions of miles of highways loaded with cars all burning gasoline and diesel 24/7. Imagine you breathe all that polluted air. Imagine what it will be like when American adds another 100, 200 and 300 million more people and cars. Imagine how the planet will react to another three billion more people burning fossil fuels by 2050. Sick yet?) Photography by Ed Burtynsky
Another scientist, Dr. Richard C. Duncan, introduced the Olduvai Theory: The Peak of World Oil Production and the Road to the Olduvai Gorge.
The decline of the industrial civilization is broken into three sections:
The Olduvai slope (1979–1999)—Energy per capita declined at 0.33 percent per year.
The Olduvai slide (2000–2011)—Begins in 2000 with the escalating warfare in the Middle East... marks the all-time peak of world oil production.
The Olduvai cliff (2012–2030)—Begins in 2012 when an epidemic of permanent blackouts spreads worldwide, i.e. first there are waves of brownouts and temporary blackouts, and then finally the electric power networks themselves expire.
(Americans wear out nearly 300 million tires annually. We throw them into huge dumps or burn them into the atmosphere. Imagine another 100, 200 and 300 million added Americans burning all that oil and burning up all those tires. Ever wonder what Mother Nature plans for us with all this abuse?) Photography by Ed Burtynsky
Instead learning a very harsh lesson bearing down on our society like a brakeless freight train, what can you do? As you become more educated and sobered to America’s immigration predicament, the logical question jumps up in front of your face: what can I do to help change course?
If you would like to make a difference, please join these organizations for the most effective collective action you can take:
In a five minute astoundingly simple yet brilliant video, “Immigration, Poverty, and Gum Balls”, Roy Beck, director of www.numbersusa.ORG, graphically illustrates the impact of overpopulation. Take five minutes to see for yourself.
by the numbers—off the chart” by Roy Beck
This 10 minute demonstration shows Americans the results of unending mass immigration on the quality of life and sustainability for future generations: in a few words, “Mind boggling!” www.NumbersUSA.org
United Kingdom: www.populationmatters.org
Australia: www.population.org.au Sustainable Population Australia
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Frosty Wooldridge possesses a unique view of the world, cultures and families in that he has bicycled around the globe 100,000 miles, on six continents and six times across the United States in the past 30 years. His published books include: "HANDBOOK FOR TOURING BICYCLISTS"; “STRIKE THREE! TAKE YOUR BASE”; “IMMIGRATION’S UNARMED INVASION: DEADLY CONSEQUENCES”; “MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURE TO ALASKA: INTO THE WIND—A TEEN NOVEL”; “BICYCLING AROUND THE WORLD: TIRE TRACKS FOR YOUR IMAGINATION”; “AN EXTREME ENCOUNTER: ANTARCTICA.” His next book: “TILTING THE STATUE OF LIBERTY INTO A SWAMP.” He lives in Denver, Colorado.
His latest book. ‘IMMIGRATION’S UNARMED INVASION—DEADLY CONSEQUENCES.’