Oil and Gas Production Wastes. Naturally-Occurring Radiation: The geologic formations that contain oil and gas deposits also contain naturally-occurring radionuclides, which are referred to as "NORM" (Naturally-Occurring Radioactive Materials): Geologists have recognized their presence since the early 1930s and use it as a method for finding deposits (Ma87).
Much of the petroleum in the earth's crust was created at the site of ancients seas by the decay of sea life. As a result, petroleum deposits often occur in aquifers containing brine (salt water). Radionuclides, along with other minerals that are dissolved in the brine, precipitate (separate and settle) out forming various wastes at the surface: mineral scales inside pipes sludges contaminated equipment or components produced waters.
Eating Fossil Fuels. [ Note: The most frightening article FTW has ever published is now a free story for all to read.
Our paid subscribers read it last October. As Peak Oil and its effects become a raging national controversy it's time everyone reads the story that puts the most serious implications of Peak Oil and Gas into perspective. Your biggest problem is not that your SUV might go hungry, it's that you and your children might go hungry. What has been documented here is no secret to US and foreign policy makers as China experiences grain shortages this year and, as CNN's Lou Dobbs recently reported, the US and Canada will soon no longer be the world's breadbasket. - MCR ] Eating Fossil Fuels by Dale Allen Pfeiffer. Welcome to Linos Place. Welcome to Lino’s Place That’s me - sitting in my office - probably working on my latest project.
Im very concerned about the state of the world and spend way too much time trying to work out a way that I can help move towards a sustainable society. Unfortunately, most of society lives in a dream world where everything is great as they sleepwalk towards catastrophe. This site is aimed at informing those that wish to wake up, and help society evolve from where it is now onto a more sustainable path. My aim is to help people understand the big picture, rather than just the part of it that they are informed about. For all its faults, I believe that democratic government is the best system humanity has yet devised to deal with the problems we have created for ourselves and the only one where ordinary citizens can have their say.
New: My submission to the Australian Government Energy White Paper consultation process: Maintaining Our Prosperity My Current Project My Older Writings Feedback. The Crash Course - Chris Martenson - chapters, Crash Course, Economy, Energy, environment, Peak Oil, videos, what should I do.
The Crash Course has provided millions of viewers with the context for the massive changes now underway, as economic growth as we've known it is ending due to depleting resources.
But it also offers real hope. Those individuals who take informed action today, while we still have time, can lower their exposure to these coming trends -- and even discover a better way of life in the process. We'll show you how. For the best viewing experience, watch the above video in hi-definition (HD) and in expanded screen mode How long will it take? Chapters are between 3 and 25 minutes in length. Chapter Menu (click each to play): Each week, the next chapter of this new Crash Course series will be made available to the public. For those who don't wish to wait that long to watch the entire series, simply enroll.
The 'Classic' Crash Course Looking to find the original series from 2008? Peak_Shape_Study.pdf (application/pdf Object) 25 Questions and Answers on Peak Oil.pdf (application/pdf Object) The Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas. Peak oil primer and links. On this page: 1.
Peak oil primer What is peak oil? Peak oil is the simplest label for the problem of energy resource depletion, or more specifically, the peak in global oil production. Oil is a finite, non-renewable resource, one that has powered phenomenal economic and population growth over the last century and a half. Medicine after Oil « Health After Oil. Dan Bednarz, PhD Originally published in Orion Magazine, July/August 2007.
(Author’s note: I am reposting on this website some essays originally published elsewhere over the past three years.) The scale and subtlety of our country’s dependency on oil and natural gas cannot be overstated. Nowhere is this truer than in our medical system. Petrochemicals are used to manufacture analgesics, antihistamines, antibiotics, antibacterials, rectal suppositories, cough syrups, lubricants, creams, ointments, salves, and many gels. Despite this enormous vulnerability, public discussions of health care routinely ignore the prospect of peak oil. The coming scarcity of fossil fuels, on top of inflationary costs in medicine (the prices of oil and natural gas are approximately four times what they were in 1999 and rising) and the expenses of treating Baby Boomers (a cohort twice the size of its predecessor), could overwhelm a medical system already in crisis. At present we have a tiered health-care system. Petro-products.pdf (application/pdf Object)