Oil Crash Essay

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INTRODUCTION With 82.1 million barrels extracted everyday, it is hard to believe that a resource that the world so heavily relies on will soon be gone (Aleklett, 2012, p.17). This paper will explore the effects of the oil crash on society and how we can address the sustainability and find a solution. In this paper, I will support my opinion that something must be done about the consumption and extraction rates of oil and that we cannot live like this forever. In the first paragraphs, I will compare the negatives and positives of oil to show that there are more negatives than there are positives. This will lead into an examination of what the world will be when oil peaks. The second part will then explain alternatives to oil and will also exemplify what society will be like with no oil. The second portion of the paper will explain ways that we can sustain this source of energy and other sources that could not completely replace the use of oil, but reduce the amount that we use. Finally, to conclude, I will demonstrate why the oil crash is a social problem and why alternatives are needed. THE IMPORTANCE OF OIL Oil is the most important raw material that can be found around the world (Aleklett, 2012, p 17) and it is the bloodstream of the world economy (Gelpke, McCormack & Cadruff, Gelpke, McCormack, 2006). The liquid that is extracted from oil is in all our petro-chemical plastics, which surprisingly include cosmetics, weed killers, and pharmaceuticals (Gelpke, McCormack & Cadruff, Gelpke, McCormack, 2006). 70% of a single barrel of oil is transformed into transportation fuels like diesel, jet fuel, and railroad fuels, (Gelpke, McCormack & Cadruff, Gelpke, McCormack, 2006) Oil is the cheapest and most convenien... ... middle of paper ... ... finding new sources and making the world a better place. CONCLUSION This essay has examined the consumption and extraction of oil to conclude that it is out of hand and needs to be reconsidered by all. After close examination, it is clear that oil creates more negative effects on the world than it does positive. It is obvious that if we keep living in a world that revolves around oil, the every one will start to suffer. The world needs to be prepared for an end and alternative energy sources cannot ne relied on. The world needs to reduce the overall consumption and extraction of oil while continuing to support investigations to find a new energy source that has the potential to amount to oil. In order to sustain the natural environment, the global economy, and the continuation of civilization, the use of oil must slowly be extracted from the lives of every one.

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