[FoRK] Why do political and economic leaders deny Peak Oil and Climate Change? (Eugen Leitl)

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Sun Sep 8 11:11:49 PDT 2013

Going down the list, opinions on green crude?  It's still my favorite, 
though it doesn't have the irony of the Bermuda Triangle.


On 9/8/2013 8:09 AM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> Had high hopes for methane clathrates many years ago, until
> I found out that EROEI is negligible. There's a trial in Japan
> at the moment, because they're getting quite desperate, but
> it's not going anywhere. It looks like an almost self-sustaining
> means of mucking up a lot of shallow shelf with pumped
> silt, which will fubar an already damaged ecosystem we actually
> need for our food. Don't worry, that methane will be
> released quite naturally due to global warming, both
> in the polar-near shelf and the permafrost.
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