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On this episode we talk about the looming danger facing our planet and the depletion of fossil fuels to an unmanagable amount culd lead to either our destruction or our release from its greasy grasp and how its deliberate construction could have been the touch paper needed to kick start our modern civilisation: Peak Oil.
The term Peak Oil created by Marion Hubert, a geologist who worked for Shell, stated simply that we would hit a global peak of oil discovery and then production and head into a steady decline after this. The turn of the century oil tycoons had no fear of this however and bilt a pan global empire based on this powerful black stuff.
JD Rockerfeller and other industrial oligarchs tool oil and made it the superpower resource it is today, even influencing global economies on its value, but how did they do this? Through a series of nefarious business dealings which by todays standards seem impossible, but it is in fact because of these very deeds that these laws needed to be put in place.
Rockerfeller and his Standard Oil company destroyed the electric car and the electric tram system installed in almost 50 cities across the states. They even got the government to enact Prohibition so alcohol fuelled cars couldnt compete with his oil prices.
We discuss different types of substitute for oil and why it was decided upon to be the global fuel of choice. How will the future look if we dont stop using oil with such abandon? What will we do if indeed it does run out? Is there a sustainable oil supply if we adopt electric transport? Is oil even a finite resource or can it be recreated by alchemical means?
All this and more on this episode of Those Conspiracy Guys; Peak Oil
Presented by Gordo, Paul and Johnny from The Disaster Artists podcast which you can listen to here: http://disasterartistspodcast.podbean.com/
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