One thing that we know is that oil and gas have a finite supply. We also know it takes millions of years to replace them. When they run out, if we do nothing to abate the consequences, what will the world be like?
Without oil we will have difficulty getting fuel. Planes will be grounded, and not just those bringing passengers from an affected part of the world. The entire planet will be impacted.
Without oil unessential cruise ships will be docked. Fuel will become too precious to use for recreation.
Would lack of oil be significant in interruption of the food supply? Well, it might be necessary to divert fuel to farmers for their machines to produce the food, and to trucks to haul food. But expensive fuel might push most items out of the price range of many. The variety of food one now can select from might be reduced to whatever is produced locally.
Many power plants still rely on oil or natural gas. Yes, there is a call for clean renewable power, but the call is too often unheeded. It will not be that if you live close to a power plant that uses renewable power you will have all the electricity that you need. Power will be diverted through the grid to places such as hospitals many miles from your location.
Any disruption to essential needs such as power can disrupt the economy. Companies can fail. This further limits what you can purchase if you have the money.
Solar power will be m in secure as long as there is the sun, scheduled to become a problem is about 5,000,000,000 years, probably after everyone on wizzley has died, so it is not a problem. Winds patterns can shift, but can be utilized if we follow the wind. However, such things as mountains determine wind fields, so we would expect a long term security for wind power.
blackspanielgallery, Thank you for the practicalities and products: that there is no planet B is so telling!
The United Nations released a report last year or the year before on worldwide depletion of quality soils. Is it possible that relying on solar and wind power can have similarly depleting effects on those two resources?
Politicians often do what their party wants over what is best.
Exiting the EU was a strategy to please the rich that was sold to gullible folk by lies and crude nationalism, so expect problems when we leave. So keen is our cynical prime minister to appeal to the mob of Eurosceptics in his own party that he has refused the perfectly reasonable request to extend the transition period. Some foods from Europe may be harder to obtain, especially if the French fishermen blockade Calais in protest about loss of fishing rights. Much of our trade passes through Calais, a fact that came as a surprise to our foreign secretary, despite his having two degrees from Oxford and Cambridge!
Here gasoline is cheaper than it was in years. There is no prohibition against driving, since one is contained inside the vehicle. In Louisiana a man's home is considered his castle, and since his automobile is an extension of his home it is protected by a law named the Castle Law.
Much produce is from this area. In fact, farmers markets, places where farmers sell their produce on a predetermined day are considered essential, but one recently went to a drive through format where people would pass the stands and buy. I believe the purchases were pre-made and paid using plastic cards.
The question we need to ponder here is that when a different type of disaster occurs, will the ability of growing things locally still be possible?
As for produce sources for the United Kingdom, how does exiting the EU impact this economically and even availability?
The council asked us to avoid driving to allotments, if possible and to similarly refrain from using public transport, so I have been walking back home. This is part of my recovery strategy, in which I am trying to regain muscular health.Doing this will also help me to lose some more weight, for I need to lose eleven pounds [five kilograms] by the end of the year. This will bring my body mass index down to a suitable level, but whether one of my heavy build can attain this level I know not,
It's a dream to be able to tend to a garden in these days of confinement. Enjoy, but take care! It's good to hear from you too!
Just to clarify a point, visiting an allotment does not break pandemic control regulations, as it counts as daily exercise.
It was good to her from you again, Mira. Your comment is absolutely right. We need food to be locally grown. I am off to my allotment today to plant some carrots and peas, that's local growing.
Maybe it would be a good idea, after all, for many reasons, to have food sourced locally more than it happens now. Farmers in Romania have a surplus of veggies but supermarkets carry a lot of veggies from Spain and Italy. It would help both national security and what you say about saving oil to have these farmers deliver more to large supermarkets. They do to an extent, but probably not enough. Of course then there will be the question about what to do with the size of agriculture businesses in Spain and Italy, which now serve both these countries and many others.