Fossil Fuels 101

Fossil fuel is a term used to describe a group of energy sources that were formed when ancient plants and organisms were subject to intense heat and pressure over millions of years.

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Fossil fuels have powered human growth and ingenuity for centuries. Now that we’re reaching the end of cheap and abundant oil and coal supplies, we’re in for an exciting ride. While there’s a real risk that we’ll fall off a cliff, there’s still time to control our transition to a post-carbon future.

A deeper analysis of the crises we face, and possible solutions we can work on right now can be had HERE: http://j.mp/PCReader

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SONG CREDIT: “Can I Kick It?” by Tribe Called Quest

40 thoughts on “Fossil Fuels 101”

  1. And after the very first sentence of this clip I 'm already off and stopped this BS "educational" clip. A tremendous lie and pile of BS ( = Bad Science, literally ) the noun and meaning of "Fossil Fuels" itself as well as where Oil and Natural Gas truly come from. If been hearing the same old ** about "Fossil Fuels" over and over and over again, where however it never has been tested or demonstrated beyond any and all reasonable doubt that Oil for instance truly is being derived in the first place, or mostly, from archaïc biological detritus. Mindwashing for the general public and keep spreading and maintaining the lie that oil is that scarce because it is "fossil". People, get frickin' real here. If you know a basic thing or two about biology, chemistry, plate tectonics , seismolohy, geology, oceanography, marine life and the basic principle of that in ecosystems and biospheres literally nothing gets wasted aka "seeping away" of nutrients aka joules of energy (enclosed, self-sustaining biosphere) you probably will figure out that this notion of a "fossil fuel" becomes bit by bit more and more farfetched and less credible. How on Earth, or better, in Earth, is it that even after 100+ years, after burning through a trillion+ barrels of oil , prices of a barrel of oil is on a all times low so to speak while we have been hearing the same old bull** of "Peak Oil" endlessly since the 1970's I believe. And still, we seem to swim in oil. Like, a lot of it is still out there. A HUGE LOT OF IT. The Oil industries are not worrying a bit and do not seems to be willing to change course nor even having to innovate at all. Business as usual, going concern while having literally no concerns at all as it seem about running out of oil. They just do not seems to care. No why the devil seems that to be the case? From my reckoning because oil might just well be abiogenic in nature; non-biological roots at all.  Dont just take my word for it. Look it up and read about this topic. Besides, don't you think it is a bit peculiar that out of oil aka "supposed spoiled biological material capsuled and formed in source rock" plastics, fertilizer, different fuels, candles, wax, and whatnot can be created. I mean, what kind of materials / elements where those ancient, archaïc organisms made of !? Something, I mean, many things are way off here. I recommend just to look closer and into this "fossil fuel" theory. Because that's what it technically is so far: a theory.

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  2. Underground Oil did NOT come FROM fossils ! Living things are 95% Water : tHere is NO WAY the 5% of matter in something alive could even decompose to form ONE 55 gallon barrel of oil…………there is no way a bunch of animals and tree could have died enough to create even 500 gallons of oil, let alone the 1 Billion gallon Oil Fields we have today … think about it . "Fossil Fuel" is a term the media uses to get you to believe 'evolution' and not Creation .

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  3. WAY TOO MANY misleading statements in this video.
    1. The world's population just isn't growing that fast anymore. It's actually predicted to start declining in a few decades.
    2. Canada alone has enough oil to power the world in their Alberta sands. This whole 'peak oil' story is a beat up,
    3. Renewables get cheaper every year due to competition, and are no doubt going to be used more, even without corrupt Government incentives / programs / tax breaks.
    So:
    Get yourself a skill that's needed, and only have the number of kids you can afford to support. Vote for politicians that want to cut taxes & put people back to work, rather than those vowing to expand Government programs and international treaties.
    And stop spreading these kinds of stupid videos / ideas without doing your research.

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  4. There is plenty of coal. Oil isn't a fossil fuel. Oil is continuously made by the earth. Oil is renewable. This whole film has misinformation.

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  5. So why are gas prices at 20 years ago prices.? Someone has been screwing the American people for some time and making billions of dollars. Second, if oil is running out, why is it going down in price? I have no doubt that fossil fuels are limited, but we ran out before I was born, said the media,. I hit my twenties, and it was running out so it when up three times in price, said the media,  now I'm pushing 40 and gas cost the same as when I was in school.

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  6. New Documents Show Oil Industry Even More Evil Than We Thought
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/oil-cover-up-climate_us_570e98bbe4b0ffa5937df6ce
    Climate Change is real….. we will all be impacted by it.
    Oil Giants Spend $115 Million A Year To Oppose Climate Policy
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/oil-companies-climate-policy_us_570bb841e4b0142232496d97
    The Kochs Are Plotting A Multimillion-Dollar Assault On Electric Vehicles
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/koch-electric-vehicles_us_56c4d63ce4b0b40245c8cbf6
    Inside the Koch Brothers' Toxic Empire | Rolling Stone
    http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/inside-the-koch-brothers-toxic-empire-20140924?page=2

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  8. Well done! The world is much more complex, but a very good primer for the next generation whose future that our present society has mortgaged.

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  9. "There's too many men, too many people making too many problems…and not much love to go around…"
    Quiz… who said this first?

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  10. There is NO GLOBAL WARMING. Hence, burning fossil fuels is not causing global warming. The globalist political machine just wanted a way to TAX AIR and establish a tax base for one-world government (The Beast, aka, New World Order) so they created a deceptive plan to do it and… the dumbed-down, state-indoctrinated masses fell for their deception. Really sad.

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