Humans Are Far Too Independent on Oil, Discuss This Statement

706 Words Apr 21st, 2015 3 Pages
Human are far too dependent on oil to what extent do you agree with this statement.

As Fossil Fuels Dominate the Global energy situation, oil provides 34.8% of the world’s Energy being the number one source of energy in 4 out of 6 regions, especially in the Middle East with 50% and is also the number one extractor and exporter of oil. Oil Dependency is when a country is in need of oil to be able to function properly and without oil, it may crumble. Oil is the biggest single source of the world's energy. In the short-term vital public services like ambulances, fire-engines and public transport are all put in jeopardy when fuel supplies run low. The U.S. is the largest consumer of oil in the world, burning through 18.83 million barrels
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But due to the discoveries of huge oil reserves around the world like in the north of Canada the prices of these fuels, especially oil, will reduce immensely, encouraging people to consume more without thinking about the consequences making them once more dependent oil. And the discovery of all these new reserves leads to new problems: Russia, the largest country in the world makes its money primarily from these Fossil fuels, and with the prices of oil getting really cheap, Russia is forced to also reduce its prices down (Regions like the Middle East, wouldn’t mind as much because they already have a huge amount of money and is selling at a sustainable rate) bringing in little income, and to put icing on the cake, Russia’s oil sources are reducing greatly making them have to search for new sources of oil, so they head North to the Arctic Circle which a huge threat to the environment because, They are planning on destroying the ice, which is already melting due to global warming, and extract the oil. And in reality is that we have far more oil, coal and gas than we can safely burn. And the challenge really comes down to this: fuel is enormously useful, massively valuable and hugely important geopolitically, but tackling global
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