Carlhole wrote:americandream wrote:In the meantime, your denial is probably healthy for your sanity as I don't think that you are capable of handling the truth.
That's bullshit. I read all kinds of stuff on peak oil. I have for years. I used to take the whole Hubbertian analysis seriously until I started digging in to the details.
That right there is the problem with you. I talk about comprehensive RESOURCE alchemy, you talk about peak oil. Do you think that a relentlessly growing global production line of cornucopia depends on oil alone for the creation of the annually obsolescent junkheap that ends up in our landfills, water tables, rivers and oceans?
You need to, in a few sentences, convince those of us who BELIEVE otherwise, that capitalism is capable of:
1 Comprehensive resource alchemy which is a closed loop in terms of primary inputs, OR;
2 Viable space technology that not only overcomes the problems of proliferating space junk, but provides us with the means to economically mine and ferry commodities off planet. As it is, not only is NASA canning its shuttle carrier, it will be falling back on '60's Soyuz technology. There is a great deal of hope being placed on the private sector taking up the reigns as well but no one has yet fully answered the question, what do we do when space junk proliferates to the point that entering outwith orbital space proves to be more costly than the benefits that will arise, AND;
3 Effective and economic filtering technology to deeply filter the oceans of the deeply ingrained pollution that is now at the point of overwhelming marine systems at more complex levels. Anyone who believes that we can continue to run the consumer ponzi scheme which revolves around vast volumes of repeated waste to generate necessarily growing profits, WITHOUT addressing the rising menace of massive environmental decay, is beyond blind for failing to give their cornucopianism sufficient thought, and is in fact a menace in terms of the nuances of this debate.