Addiction to Fossil Fuels, Barack Obama, Climate Change, Collapse of Industrial Civilization, Consumerism, Corporate State, Drill Baby Drill, EROEI, Geoscientist J. David Hughes, Inverted Totalitarianism, Keystone XL Pipeline, McDonaldization of Society, Peak Oil, Tar Sands
Are we going to wage an all-out war on reality while the natural world crumbles beneath our feet? By all available evidence – yes. The corrosive and corrupting effect of capital is working its Voodoo magic behind the scenes to ensure that industrial civilization will not go away quietly in the night, but will hang on to the bitter end. In response to anyone challenging the primacy of fossil fuels, Big Oil says “From my cold, dead hands!’.
According to a new report by geoscientist J. David Hughes, the cost of tar sands appears to outweigh any imagined benefits:
An EROEI of less than 3:1 for 80% of tar sands and the U.S. is counting on that for a large percentage of its oil ‘needs’, currently 24%? And the fossil fuel industry/government sock-puppet PR machine is touting this as a viable source of energy to prop up our vacuous, corporate manufactured, McDonaldized culture.