Does global warming matter since oil is running out?
Does global warming matter since oil is running out? There will not be any vehicles running 30 years from now since there will not be any gasoline.
- LeandroLv 49 years agoFavorite Answer
There is plenty of oil to last for thousands of years everywhere around the globe. It is a myth to think that oil will last only 30 years. Please see the links below.
There are prototypes and existing vehicles using: Air engine, Battery-electric, Solar, Dimethyl ether fuel, Ammonia fuelled vehicles, Biofuels, Bioalcohol / Ethanol, Biodiesel, Biogas, Charcoal, CNG Compressed Natural Gas, Hydrogen,Liquid nitrogen car, LPG or Autogas, Steam, Wood gas, Multiple fuel source, Flexible fuel, Hybrid. As you see the notion of vehicles not running around is just not right.
The issues of global warming are so critical just to a brief start lets mention melting polar caps, melting glaciers, climate changes, sea levels, ocean acidification or just look at the reefs the source of meals for the fish and think no food for them no food for the fish and then no food for other animals and man best known as the food chain. Just a a fraction of a degree or less can kill reefs, as is one case in Australia where one of the most or well known reefs is bleaching (dying).
It is not just cars we should be concern about. One example is cows, crazy as it sounds is one of the many contributors besides the undiscriminated miss use of energy by various industrial countries producing great quantities of emissions. Global warming does matter alot and the largest contributing source of greenhouse gas is the burning of fossil fuels that leads to the emission of carbon dioxide. Almost 100% of the observed temperature increase over the last 50 years has been due to the increase in the atmosphere of greenhouse gas concentrations like water vapor, carbon dioxide (CO2), methane and ozone. Greenhouse gases are those gases that contribute to the greenhouse effect.Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_... http://nation.foxnews.com/oil-reserve/2012/03/17/u... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effects_of_global_war... http://timeforchange.org/are-cows-cause-of-global-...
- Mr.357Lv 79 years ago
Since the early 1900s when petroleum became a dominant source of energy, the world has had a known 10-14 year supply. We currently know of supplys that will last 10-14 years at the current rate of use. I would say that we have enough oil to last at least 50-100 years. The world is scheduled to end on 12/21/12 anyhow.
- Anonymous5 years ago
What is going to happen? A follow-up report by the IPCC released in April 2007 said the following Sea level may rise Some small islands are in danger Glaciers around the world could melt, causing sea levels to rise while creating water shortages in regions dependent on runoff for fresh water. Strong hurricanes, droughts, heat waves, wildfires, and other natural disasters may become commonplace in many parts of the world. The growth of deserts may also cause food shortages in many places. More than a million species face extinction from disappearing habitat, changing ecosystems, and acidifying oceans. Global warming could lead to large-scale food and water shortages and have catastrophic effects on wildlife.
- ChemFlunkyLv 79 years ago
Alas, there's still more than enough coal to cause problems. And there are enough oil reserves that we'll probably still have gasoline in 30 years, what's really running out is the easy-to-get oil. There are still things like shale oil, tar sands, and so forth, from which we can extract oil at greater cost. And there's deforestation, nitrous oxide (a greenhouse gas that comes from over-use of nitrogen fertilizers), and of course all the warming still in the pipeline from the oil we've already burned.
So, no, we can't just wait out the problem.Source(s): Please check out my open questions
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- Anonymous9 years ago
There are actually many causes to global warming. Carbon dioxide emissions from the use of oil is one of them, but methane emissions, chemical fertilizers and deforestation also play a role. So, even if the oil eventually runs out, other factors can increase global temperatures.
- MaxxLv 79 years ago
I don't know where you are getting your information, but KNOWN oil reserves are currently at their highest levels EVER. And we've been hearing the ---- we are running out of oil --- scare tactic since the 1950's.
Here is a very interesting article concerning the possibility that oil is abiotic, if so, we probably have at least thousands of years of oil left.
And the U.S.A is bursting at the seams with natural gas
And Israel recently found a natural gas deposit of an estimated five-trillion (yes, that is TRILLION) cubic meters. That's like enough to run the entire planet for a hundred years or something.
Tamar-1 has five trillion cubic feet of gas, says Noble
We are not running out of anything and man-made Global Warming is an enormous SCAM.
The Great Global Warming Swindle
Global Warming Doomsday Called Off
- Sam DavisLv 49 years ago
I guess you haven't heard. There is plenty of oil. All we have to do is drill
But that is not related to global warming anyway.
The sun is the source of global warming not oil.
- Anonymous9 years ago