Ran Out of Oil

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Our contemporary world is so dependent on technology fueled by oil, and yet oil will not last forever. How will the world change and how will people adapt as food disappears, electrical power fails? Witness the devastation in major cities as winter sets in. What will be more important to our survival; the technology to develop new sources of energy, or a change to a more sustainable way of life?

Ran Out of Oil, 6.2 out of 10 based on 21 ratings

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  • Odd

    Not a great documentary.

    • Imightberiding

      You are correct. It is one of those “what if” doomsday dramas. This is not even a documentary.

  • Juliet Coyle McGhee McGhee

    It’s not a question of “what if” unfortunately the question is “when”. Saudi Arabia is drilling offshore already.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KZS5R3VRYWHTPALPAQZRILMGHM Jason

    Hydroelectric, solar, and Kinetic energy are all still present even if oil no longer exist. At the beginning of the video it says we use the oil to grow food, which is true, but without oil things would be a lot healthier because we wouldn’t be able to spray our crops with toxic chemicals. We would instead have to revert back to having an understanding of biodiversity to ensure crops were created with a natural resistance to bacteria and insects.

    • http://www.facebook.com/deshaun3 DeShaun Williams

      The reason we have so much food today is because we spray our crops. Oil allows us to grow this much food. We need a agricultural revolution to solve this problem. Oil runs out = our food supply runs out.

      • megan

        If all capable people helped in food production and we utilized smarter ways of growing food, we could easily and healthily provide food for everyone

      • megan

        If all capable people helped in food production and we utilized smarter ways of growing food, we could easily and healthily provide food for everyone

  • Tokimonsta

    It’s not a what if: THE WORLD WILL RUN OUT OF OIL.

    The us has reached peakin the 70′s

    The Saudi’s Venezualans are depleting fast due to US consumption of OIL PRODUCT (plastics, medicine, auto’s, trucks etc.)

    Africa is one of the last few places that has lots of oil but how long will that last? Ever wonder why oil charts stop at 2050? It’s because that is when the year when the Earth will produce less oil than the demand for oil!

    Thermal polymerization is one of the few feasible alternative uses because it has the potential to be a great solution but it is too energy consuming. Shale oil will only delay the inevitable.

    The problem is not the lack of oil but rather the rate of consumption from the first world countries.

    All this info can be found in

    James Howard Kunstler’s “The Long Emergency”

    • Scibellitowin

      Yo Tokimonsta, Not sure where monsta’s like you are from, but in the US, plastic is made almost entirely from natty gas. Euroland uses oil for their plastics obviously…

  • Tokimonsta

    Also Nuclear Energy is feasible as an alternative but no one wants these a nuclear reactor in their backyard.

    Also, it takes fossil fuels to run and operate the alternative fuel uses and the energy we put in is at a ratio where it is economically unfeasible and energy consuming.

    Natural Gas/ Coal will be depleted as well at a rate like never before when the oil reserves go down. The ramifications of the lost reserves will be felt on a global level; it will destroy economies, destroy governments, and increase civil unrest in the 3rd world.

    • commenter

      love me some tokimonsta!

    • commenter

      love me some tokimonsta!

  • Scibellitowin

    Oil will never ever run out. It will just get more and more costly to get out of the ground. When other forms of energy become cheaper than oil, we begin using that. We adapt. It’s been that way throughout the centuries. The whole premise of this “documentary” is silly.

    • slegassicke

      i agree with you somewhat, in that human ingenuity will probably find a cheaper alternative, but i think it is important to note that oil is definitively a finite resource and there is a possibility of it running out,

    • slegassicke

      i agree with you somewhat, in that human ingenuity will probably find a cheaper alternative, but i think it is important to note that oil is definitively a finite resource and there is a possibility of it running out,

  • http://www.facebook.com/Jim.Cassi Jim Slimjim Cassi

    there are too many people on the planet as it is, when the oil runs out, it will just thin the heard a bit.

    • Katya

      There was once a man named Adolf who championed that approach to population, it didn’t work out too well for him though…
      Perhaps if you’re keen to continue that vision you could begin with people who can’t spell herd.

      • http://www.facebook.com/Jim.Cassi Jim Slimjim Cassi

        Thanks for for the spelling tip, as for the oil running out will cause massive deaths, as Hitler wanted to do this with his army, very unlikely to control the whole world with such a small country, which he couldn’t even handle Europe.
        and i do think the world is getting a bit over populated, what is wrong with my opinion.?

        • Katya

          Well malthusianism is just wrong isn’t it…
          Also oil production in it’s modern form was still a 100 years away when Malthus first outlined the theory.
          There are 3000 calories of food per person in the world produced per day.
          We only need 2000-2500 per day.
          The real issue is America managing to consume nearly 4000 calories per capita per day.
          God knows how, I think I’d be sick.
          Oil isn’t the issue there, it’s more that somebody’s mother obviously didn’t teach them to share.

          • http://www.facebook.com/ThulinMartinPersonal Martin Thulin

            Katya, you need to study more, and stop watching Fox News. To begin with read about the green revolution that made today’s food production possible. Without oil, no artificial fertilizers. “Well Malthusianism is just wrong isn’t it” Yeah, from a Christian perspective you’re probably right. But this isn’t a moral problem, darling. And the reason my tone is so sarcastic is because you started with that Hitler bullshit. Grow up.

  • ftrudeau

    Just another poorly written, uninformative and useless “documentary” on a doomsday scenario. Do not waste your time.

  • Jusurpremacist

    There’s an ever lasting supply of gas. It’s in all those seemingly infinite gas chambers. duh.