Scary what lies ahead. Just have to share this eye-opening blog post.
Tom Bodett, quit leaving the lights on, will ya?
DAY 1: So, what is oil?
There is so much talk about oil, the consequences of using it, and our dependence on it. But what is it?
The oil and natural gas we use today began millions of year ago, when millions of microscopic oceanic plants and animals died. These beings, containing the carbon they gained from the sun, sank to the ocean floor where they were gradually covered by layer after layer of sediment, other organisms, and bacteria for millions of years. Heat and pressure built up and formed the organisms into either oil or natural gas.2
And millions and millions of years later, humans began to harvest and consume these resources. The majority of this week will be focused on our relationship with the remains of those organisms.
DAY 2: Amount of oil remaining in the world
BP states that 1,687.9 billion barrels of oil remain, which would…
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