Comments on: America’s geopolitical gusher http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/2012/11/26/americas-geopolitical-gusher/ Mon, 20 May 2013 19:02:41 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: matthewslyman http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/2012/11/26/americas-geopolitical-gusher/#comment-188 Thu, 29 Nov 2012 15:47:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/?p=160#comment-188 This is the most important business news article I’ve read for years! THANK YOU.

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By: Sanity-Monger http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/2012/11/26/americas-geopolitical-gusher/#comment-187 Wed, 28 Nov 2012 20:06:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/?p=160#comment-187 Human “civilizations” have come and gone, quite frequently due to having destroyed the local life support system. But never in the planet’s history has a GLOBAL human civilization collapsed, and never with such severe environmental changes, never taking so many species with us. Nature will endure, but it will be a seriously different planet from the one that humans evolved and thrived in.
http://www.cambridge.org/gb/knowledge/is bn/item1138886/?site_locale=en_GB

But hey, it’s all good, the US will be a fossil fuel exporter again! Whoop, whoop!

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By: maximillianwyse http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/2012/11/26/americas-geopolitical-gusher/#comment-186 Wed, 28 Nov 2012 13:40:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/?p=160#comment-186 The surge in unconventional fossil fuels will surely be followed by a surge in greenhouse gas emissions. That much is clear, even if natural gas does burn a little cleaner.

But it’s equally clear that no other source of energy can supplant fossil, more than incrementally. Just the basic physics tells us that even doubling our electrical transmission capacity, at a cost of hundreds of billions and decades of construction, would still be a drop in the bucket of the energy carried by pipelines and tankers.

Further, while enormous populations in Asia are well on their way to middle-class incomes and energy consumption, the continent of Africa is just beginning.

Ironically, then, the fact that civilzation is on a crash course with its climate is no argument against unconventional fossil fuels. Trying to stop them would be an enormous and costly political distraction with no conceivable benefit.

We all need a much bigger solution.

maximillianwyse.wordpress.com

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By: PCScipio http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/2012/11/26/americas-geopolitical-gusher/#comment-185 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 14:18:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/?p=160#comment-185 I think we should take a deep breath before we get all euphoric about U.S. carbon-based energy supremacy because we may not be able to later.

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By: Foxdrake_360 http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/2012/11/26/americas-geopolitical-gusher/#comment-184 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 11:42:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/?p=160#comment-184 But if Sandy taught me anything it’s that A) one can’t rely on the corrupt businesses and 2) the environment is severely damaged.

The Electric Company can not be trusted to keep the lights on. From Con Edison to JCP&L to PSE&G to LIPA … corruption and big business are synonymous. National Grid is about as ROTTEN as unfettered capitalism gets.

You know what’s capitalism’s greatest enemy is? It isn’t socialism or communism or fascism, it’s capitalism. Capitalism’s greatest enemy is itself.

And the carbon problem will only increase with the continued use of fossil fuels.

Solution. Solar Panels on the house, with a battery backup to keep the appliance running when the sun goes down. Perhaps even a wind turbine in the back yard.

But more LIPA or Fracking? Not for me.

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By: sangell http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/2012/11/26/americas-geopolitical-gusher/#comment-183 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 06:32:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/?p=160#comment-183 Just goes to show how dull the mind of Obama really is. This was happening under his nose during his presidency and all we got of him was wasted investments in solar boondoogles the fracking revolution was rendering obsolete.

Sheesh, talk about electing a stupid man!

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By: MrElectricus http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/2012/11/26/americas-geopolitical-gusher/#comment-182 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 04:14:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/?p=160#comment-182 Why are we helping China grow their abilities in fracking you ask?

We want to keep China from meddling in places like the Sudan and keep it busy at home getting its energy.

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By: Anonymous http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/2012/11/26/americas-geopolitical-gusher/#comment-181 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 01:47:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/?p=160#comment-181 the fracking is producing alot of gas but not so much oil and one serious accident and the boom could bust its a very high risk and pushes away better alternatives in solar/wind/geo and others that Are self-sustaining and renewable, I doubt seriously the USA will ever be independant of exporting oil and long term we will suffer having taken this high risk path

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By: atrium http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/2012/11/26/americas-geopolitical-gusher/#comment-180 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 01:13:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/?p=160#comment-180 USA a benevolent power? that is laughable and downright infuriating….

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By: QuietThinker http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/2012/11/26/americas-geopolitical-gusher/#comment-179 Mon, 26 Nov 2012 23:21:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/?p=160#comment-179 Why are we helping China in growing their abilities in fracking? I am less concerned about shipping jobs overseas (although that is a big concern) than shipping “know how” Our fracking know how is a real biggy. At the very least we should block any and all oil & gas technology transfers until they completely drop their absurd territorial claims in disputed areas.

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