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300 Years of Fossil Fuels in 300 Seconds

Hits: 15735 | Rating: (2.6) | Category: Science | Added by: madest
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Izaq
Male, 30-39, Europe
 175 Posts
Monday, March 21, 2011 5:15:17 AM
How many _hundreds_ of people have died from nuclear disasters? (not counting warfare).

How many _millions_ of people have died from air pollution partly from coal fueled power plants?

Someone please explain to me how nuclear power is more dangerous compared to coal plants?

Quackor
Male, 18-29, S. America
 2864 Posts
Sunday, March 20, 2011 9:21:15 PM
seems obvious, when trees and coal ran out everything got better, so i propose burning fossil fuels faster than ever

whosliam
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 38 Posts
Sunday, March 20, 2011 12:28:54 PM
did he say the atom bomb? how is that petroleum

JamestheKidd
Male, 18-29, Western US
 30 Posts
Sunday, March 20, 2011 11:21:46 AM
Thanks Mykunter. I had the beat in my head all night and it was driving me crazy. Good looking out.

mykunter
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 2241 Posts
Sunday, March 20, 2011 7:25:47 AM
@Jamesthekidd: Walk on the wild side by Lou Reed.

JamestheKidd
Male, 18-29, Western US
 30 Posts
Sunday, March 20, 2011 5:23:00 AM
Does anyone know what the song is at the beginning of the video? It's driving me crazy! Help, anyone, please!!!

Student_Law
Male, 30-39, Europe
 966 Posts
Sunday, March 20, 2011 5:13:38 AM
The biggest scam ever, was the idea that "global warming" is something you "believe" in or not.

Undamaged
Male, 18-29, Australia
 34 Posts
Sunday, March 20, 2011 4:05:17 AM
Exactly right. You don't have to be a treehugging hippy to see that we need to change. Fossils fuels are going to run out.

karmbatant
Male, 18-29, Europe
 6 Posts
Sunday, March 20, 2011 3:15:09 AM
This is a bit over-zealous in what it says needs to be done and also makes some statement like they are facts rather than the creators opinions. Nevertheless it does have some good points. I don't know what it doesn't just say, well we COULD just put more investment into hydrogen fuel rather than oil and beef up solar and wind production through gov incentives. We don't need oil or coal really it's just the most economical resource at the moment. Eventually that will change. If population keeps growing we'll just find new and better ways of managing it. We're pretty awesome that way.

I don't like the video just cos the guy sounds like a bit of a deuche is all.

davymid
Male, 30-39, Europe
 12058 Posts
Saturday, March 19, 2011 11:54:29 PM
p.s, to lighten the tone, I'm such a f*cking fantastic nerd that I went through my entire receipt from a recent trip to the grocery store and converted every single liquid item to barrels of oil. Yes, I'm *THAT* sad. Or bored, which is why I'm here.

Most expensive sh*t you can buy, by volume?

3rd place: Hair Conditioner.
2nd place: Margerine.
1st place goes to: Haagen-Dazs Icecream.

And yep, under all scenarios, oil is the cheapest sh*t in the trolley.

davymid
Male, 30-39, Europe
 12058 Posts
Saturday, March 19, 2011 11:48:23 PM
lmao@duffytoler. Nice.

Just throwing this out there, let's not forget that we're quite happy to pay $1 for a liter of bottled water, while we rail against a global price $100 per barrel of oil, which fuels our entire world economy at present.

This is important, please note. When upscaled to barrels (just did the math myself, made a spreadsheet and everything), bottled water costs about $159 per barrel, while oil costs $100 per barrel. We are literally burning through a finite resource at a retarded rate.

I'm a bit embarassed to think of what children of the future will be taught in class about our generation, when there's 20 billion people in the world with rumbling bellies. We're living in golden times, guys. We don't appreciate it, because we're inside the bubble. But like credit card debt, we don't have to worry about it as we live in Halcyon Days right now. It's future generations that are going to have to pay the price.

duffytoler
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 5220 Posts
Saturday, March 19, 2011 9:53:44 PM
THEY RIPPED OFF RSA ANIMATE!!! I'm so pissed off I'm going to retaliate with a refrigerator bonfire.

test-user564
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 879 Posts
Saturday, March 19, 2011 9:51:57 PM
world war II did not have guided missiles

NitroJunkie
Male, 70 & Over, Africa
 766 Posts
Saturday, March 19, 2011 9:07:26 PM
Good points, but almost every single thing he mentioned about the environmental hysteria is bull.

RETARDEDBEAR
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 440 Posts
Saturday, March 19, 2011 8:16:00 PM
Leveling thousands of acres of real estate to make way for wind turbines and solar panels which absorb energy directly from the Earth's weather patterns and sun energy... that totally doesn't effect the environment.

deadbass72
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 166 Posts
Saturday, March 19, 2011 8:05:51 PM
meh...
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DMoneys36
Male, 13-17, Western US
 222 Posts
Saturday, March 19, 2011 5:51:16 PM
The Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was only a big deal because the media blew it out of proportion. The Oil spill during the gulf war on January 19, 1991 was 156 million gallons larger... and probably on almost nobody knows/remembers it. Why? Because it didn't affect us Americans.

LazyMe484
Male, 18-29, Canada
 10503 Posts
Saturday, March 19, 2011 5:13:04 PM
this doesnt deserve to be on such a bad website as i-a-b. remove it now


I would agree with that if it wasn't for myself not being able to otherwise see it.

LazyMe484
Male, 18-29, Canada
 10503 Posts
Saturday, March 19, 2011 5:10:53 PM
1) The nuclear waste is still harmful for years to come. And what we basically do is store in bunkers underground. Sounds like an accident waiting to happen, especially if we are to produce waste on a bigger scale.


What sort of accident exactly? You have no idea how nuclear waste is buried. It's safer than burying garbage.

2) Nuclear energy is not renewable. Like classic fossil energy, it depends on raw material (in this case, uranium or plutonium) and the human race is excellent in depleting materials, as we have proven with oil, gas, copper, phosphorus, helium, wildlife, etc.

That is true. Uranium is a finite resource, but we have so much of it it would last us more than long enough to develop better means.

Time to face facts. Nuclear power is the best option until we develop fusion - IF you can afford it.

Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24493 Posts
Saturday, March 19, 2011 4:38:46 PM
Always with the global warming :(

Neoptolemos
Male, 30-39, Europe
 540 Posts
Saturday, March 19, 2011 3:37:40 PM
@mandingo3519:
"this guy is presenting very good point (except for the first 30 seconds of theory of evolution)"

Theory of evolution? Where? Oh, you mean the Big Bang theory? Or geochronology?
Either way, all three of these theories/sciences are well funded, and -dare I say it- true*

*with a probability of 99.9999% (<always put this in so religious zealots can keep clutching at straws)

mandingo3519
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 192 Posts
Saturday, March 19, 2011 3:27:42 PM
this guy is presenting very good point (except for the first 30 seconds of theory of evolution) however it is too bad that the people who need to see this will not. so very good idea just "wasted" on those of us who while can do something about it, still wont make a big enough difference

SarahofBorg
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 3573 Posts
Saturday, March 19, 2011 2:31:24 PM
N-Vet, there's just a line that HAS to be drawn. I'm sure you don't care if millions of acres of wildlife were destroyed, but what if after that all that's left is oil that's under cities and peoples homes? Would you be willing to let them dig oil in your own backyard? Heck, it's not like you'll have a choice. They'll just buy the land and send you packing. You'll only care when it effects you immediately and directly, but the damage will be far worse by then.

SarahofBorg
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 3573 Posts
Saturday, March 19, 2011 2:28:18 PM
The problem eventually boils down to the fact that there's 7 billion of us. I doubt we'll adapt fast enough, millions or billions of us will die off and the population will become sustainable again. Problem solved.

Neoptolemos
Male, 30-39, Europe
 540 Posts
Saturday, March 19, 2011 2:08:04 PM
@chimmeychang & 5Cats:
True, there is no CO2 emission with nuclear energy. But there are two reasons we shouldn't depend too heavily on it:
1) The nuclear waste is still harmful for years to come. And what we basically do is store in bunkers underground. Sounds like an accident waiting to happen, especially if we are to produce waste on a bigger scale.
2) Nuclear energy is not renewable. Like classic fossil energy, it depends on raw material (in this case, uranium or plutonium) and the human race is excellent in depleting materials, as we have proven with oil, gas, copper, phosphorus, helium, wildlife, etc. etc.

We should make the effort to change our complete system towards RENEWABLE energy (solar & wind) and start closing our production cycles, i.e. recycle EVERYTHING.
If you see the Earth as a big space vessel, with a certain fixed number of raw materials, it's not hard to imagine that renewable & recycling is the ONLY way forward.

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