Father Of Global Warming Said Earth Would Run Out Of Oil By About 1960

Arrhenius was pimping solar power in 1925, because Earth would run out of oil during the current generation. More fake news from the Guardian.

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7 Responses to Father Of Global Warming Said Earth Would Run Out Of Oil By About 1960

  1. DK Rhideat says:

    The guardian and others do perform a useful purpose.

    Once I got very worried about global warming so, as a scientist and engineer, I sought to read up upon what I had accepted as being a grave threat.

    However, I soon found what we now call sceptics were sensibly making valid and scientifically supportable points, whereas the guardian and others were just being scary and frankly silly.

    In a week or so, and thanks to the Guardian and others, I had identified the hoax which these fools still seek to peddle.

    Lets return to sanity, stop whatever un- american actions Obama still tries to pull and make the US great again.

    Bring on the scare stories, after all thats gone before they can only bring forward the end of the scam.

  2. RAH says:

    Oh yes, from Jimmy Carter on back.

    • 1857 — Romania produces 2,000 barrels of oil, marking the beginning of the modern oil industry.

    • 1859, Aug. 25 — Edwin L. Drake strikes oil in Titusville, Pennsylvania

    • 1862 — First commercial oil production in Canada, also 1863 in Russia.

    • 1862 — Most widely used lamp fuel (camphene) taxed in US at aprox. $1 a gallon; kerosene taxed at 10 cent per gallon.(Kovarik, 1997)

    • 1863 — John D. Rockefeller starts the Excelsior Refinery in Cleveland, Ohio.

    • 1879 — US Geological Survey formed in part because of fear of oil shortages.

    • 1882 — Institute of Mining Engineers estimates 95 million barrels of oil remain.With 25 million barrels per year output, “Some day the cheque will come back indorsed no funds, and we are approaching that day very fast,” Samuel Wrigley says. (Pratt, p. 124).

    • 1901 — Spindletop gusher in Texas floods US oil market.

    • 1906 — Fears of an oil shortage are confirmed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Representatives of the Detroit Board of Commerce attended hearings in Washington and told a Senate hearing that car manufacturers worried “not so much [about] cost as … supply.”

    • 1919, Scientific American notes that the auto industry could no longer ignore the fact that only 20 years worth of U.S. oil was left. “The burden falls upon the engine. It must adapt itself to less volatile fuel, and it must be made to burn the fuel with less waste…. Automotive engineers must turn their thoughts away from questions of speed and weight… and comfort and endurance, to avert what … will turn out to be a calamity, seriously disorganizing an indispensable system of transportation.”

    • 1920 — David White, chief geologist of USGS, estimates total oil remaining in the US at 6.7 billion barrels. “In making this estimate, which included both proved reserves and resources still remaining to be discovered, White conceded that it might well be in error by as much as 25 percent.” (Pratt, p. 125. Emphasis added).

    • 1925 — US Commerce Dept. says that while U.S. oil production doubled between 1914 and 1921, it did not kept pace with fuel demand as the number of cars increased.

    • 1928 — US analyst Ludwell Denny in his book “We Fight for Oil” noted the domestic oil shortage and says international diplomacy had failed to secure any reliable foreign sources of oil for the United States. Fear of oil shortages would become the most important factor in international relations, even so great as to force the U.S. into war with Great Britain to secure access to oil in the Persian Gulf region, Denny said.

    • 1926 — Federal Oil Conservation Board estimates 4.5 billion barrels remain.

    • 1930 — Some 25 million American cars are on the road, up from 3 million in 1918.

    • 1932 — Federal Oil Conservation Board estimates 10 billion barrels of oil remain.

    • 1944 — Petroleum Administrator for War estimates 20 billion barrels of oil remain.

    • 1950 — American Petroleum Institute says world oil reserves are at 100 billion barrels. (See Jean Laherre, Forecast of oil and gas supply)

    • 1956 — M.King Hubbard predicts peak in US oil production by 1970.

    • 1966 – 1977 — 19 billion barrels added to US reserves, most of which was from fields discovered before 1966. (As M.A. Adelman notes: “These fields were no gift of nature. They were a growth of knowledge, paid for by heavy investment.”)

    • 1973 — Oil price spike; supply restrictions due to Middle Eastern politics.

    • 1978 — Petroleos de Venezuela announces estimated unconventional oil reserve figure for Orinoco heavy oil belt at between three and four trillion barrels. (More recent public estimates are in the one trillion range).

    • 1979 — Oil price spike; supply restrictions due to Middle Eastern politics.

    • 1980 — Remaining proven oil reserves put at 648 billion barrels

    • 1993 — Remaining proven oil reserves put at 999 billion barrels

    • 2000 — Remaining proven oil reserves put at 1016 billion barrels.

    • 2005 — Oil price spike; supply restrictions and heavy new demand

    • 2008 — Oil price spike; supply restrictions and heavy new demand, global economies collapse when oil reaches over $140 USD/bbl.

  3. Douglas Hoyt says:

    Don’t forget that coal can be turned into gasoline. I think they do that in South Africa.

    • Gail Combs says:

      Not to mention that with nuclear power we can make gasoline. And that there are plenty of abiotic hydrocarbons in places like Titan.

      Titan has “Hundreds of Times More” Liquid Hydrocarbons Than Earth

      … Titan’s 5150 km diameter is only about 50% larger than Earth’s Moon and only a little larger than the planet Mercury. Titan’s hydrocarbons cycle into the atmosphere, fall as rain and collect in lakes creating massive lakes and dunes.

      Titan is a planet-sized hydrocarbon factory. Instead of water, vast quantities of organic chemicals rain down on the moon’s surface, pooling in huge reservoirs of liquid methane and ethane. Solid carbon-based molecules are also present in the dune region around the equator, dwarfing Earth’s total coal supplies…

      The abiotic oil hypothesis comes out of Russia. Since it is a major threat to the Rothschilds, Rockefellers, the European Royals and the rest who own the major oil companies it has been ‘debunked’

      If oil is produced by the heat and pressure deep within the earth then there is no ‘oil crisis’ and no scary scenarios that can be used to fleece and herd the Sheeple.

      • John Doran says:

        Book: Merchants of Despair, by Robert Zubrin, a PhD nuclear engineer with 9 patents granted or pending.

        The anti-humanist roots of the “environmentalist” scam.
        & Safe, clean & free nuclear energy is being suppressed.

        Fusion power could be our pathway to the solar system & stars.

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