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Caitlin Smith

Period 6 Brief # 7 March 20, 2011

Oil Is the base of today’s society, and what our modern lives rely on. We use oils for the necessities for example producing food and means for shelter. But we also waste our oil for useless toys, and as a way to show of our power. For example building unnecessarily large houses to show of our wealth and superiority. The way we show off our wealth is just like how the Polynesians on Easter Island wasted all of their resources on building and moving the statues which showed of the wealth of each tribe. Oil production has peaked in every region of the world except Saudi Arabia, which is a very unstable region so the amount of oil being transported to the US could be affected. Without oil in the US our way of living would be greatly affected. We would have no means of transportation, electricity grid would go down, no transport between countries, no way to run technology. So basically we would have no food, no cars no nothing really. Every single thing we have in the US has somewhat needed oil to either transport it, make it or it needs oil to run. For example every calorie of food we eat we are eating ten hydrocarbons of oil. Basically our oil situation currently is on the fall, oil production peaked on most regions in the 1970’s so now most countries transport their oil in from the Persian Gulf. Most scientists believe we have found every large area of oil. Currently a lot of developing countries oil are increasing their use of oil. China increased oil use by 25% in a year. Another factor is that 2/3 of the oil reserves are in the middle east which is now becoming a very unstable region, governments are being taken over be citizens so oil transport has completely stopped from those regions. If that were to happen to very large oil producers like...

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