I talked about a perfect storm, yesterday. And, as I look back on what I said, I can only say that the conclusions are completely inescapable. As this perfect storm approaches… and starts to rip away at civilization’s facade… the world is going to come crashing down around us. It didn’t have to happen this way, but it is GOING to happen. And, God has said that it would happen.
More than 25% of the Bible describes the Last Days, and most of that description is horrifying. But, when you think about the true implications of just Peak Oil… well, the devastation described in the Bible no longer seems so astonishing.
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Peak Oil Apocalypse
I used to wonder why science and technology exploded in the 20th century. It was amazing to see the course of history putter along for thousands of years with just a few innovations along the way, and then see a massive explosion of science, technology and… well… everything. It was as if someone flipped a switch.
But, I speak in the past tense, because I now know the source of all this magnificent progress.
What made the difference?
Science, followed by technology.
But wait. Science requires scientists, and scientists need to eat.
So, how did we get science going?
That’s why science and scientific innovation didn’t really accelerate until the 1960s.
And yes, I do know that there are other factors involved, but food production has always been the single most defining constraint on the development of civilization.
What gave farmers the ability to produce enough food to feed enough scientists so that they could produce even MORE food?
Try plowing a field without a tractor and see how far you get. And, there really is only one efficient source for the fuels that a tractor needs – oil. Use anything else, and your food production goes down.
So, if you want to know where our fantastic civilization comes from, look no farther than… oil.
For a closer look at this, watch this video:
There’s No Tomorrow (peak oil, energy, growth & the future)
YouTube shortlink: http://youtu.be/VOMWzjrRiBg
I know that the title of this video sounds awfully pessimistic, but it really isn’t. Unfortunately, when you think through what is shown in that video… you realize that there’s much that they’ve glossed over.
What the movie doesn’t talk much about is our inability to adjust our way of thinking. And, when things get bad, we press harder on the accelerator, making things worse.
Then, we go over the cliff and crash.
And… that’s pretty much how human history has worked. And, that’s what we are doing now, with oil.
Now, take a look at this graph:
In 1804, human population was one billion. It was two billion in 1927. It was three billion in 1960. It was four billion in 1974. Five billion in 1987. Six in 1999. And, seven billion in 2012. Estimates are that we’ll reach 8 billion in 2027.
Unfortunately, that won’t happen.
We could putter along as a population at one billion without oil. You could even make a case for being able to sustain a population of two billion without oil. Even three…
…but, more than that?
Okay, yes. If we all worked together and went back to farming like our ancestors… we could support all of that. But…
Do you really think that the global elites will go for that?
Of course not.
So, since we are NOT going to prepare ourselves for a decline in oil production, we are going to kill off billions of people. Or, more accurately, they’ll kill each other off, with the help of those psychopaths that are running the governments of this world.
Do you honestly think that the US, Europe, Asia, etc. will sit still while their standards of living crash?
Of course not, what a silly question.
This means that we are going to kill each other.
Can you see why the descriptions of the Last Days in the Bible are so awful?
But, I bet that you’re thinking that all of this is in the future. Right?
This Is Now
Not so fast.
Please understand that the US Federal Reserve has been pumping massive amounts of cheap money into the global financial system, and that has kept everything afloat. Furthermore, that has kept the ‘fracking accelerator’ pressed to the floor.
When the cheap debt turns off, fracking will turn off. And, when fracking turns off… it’ll be katy bar the door.
Now For A Bit Of Speculation
That means the true state of the world’s energy problems will be completely revealed. Food prices worldwide will rise dramatically. People in already marginal economies like in Africa and the Middle East will explode into revolution. Areas in central and South Asia will be in full riot.
No one will be doing well. No one.
The US and Europe will have collapsed, but they’ll look good by comparison, for a while. They will take advantage of all that to grab and protect as much as they can. But, that won’t last long.
Russia and China will not stand idly by. And, both of those nations have had decades to prepare countermeasures for Euro-American military superiority. People have had visions of nuclear war in America, and this is where that would happen.
Once Europe was neutralized and America out of the way, Russia and China would have a free hand. And, we know what Russia will do with that ‘free hand’ – Gog and Magog. And that means Ezekiel’s Fire.
What was left from the wars and devastation wrought by our own hand will be crushed by this Fire described in Ezekiel 39:6.
So, when does the collapse of cheap debt start this avalanche of disaster?
When It Begins
Any moment between now and 2018. There is a moderate probability for this year. There is a high probability starting in the Fall of 2015. 2016 sees the probability go extremely high. After that… well, it’s anybody’s guess.
Are you going to gamble on the future?
The Summer is ahead of us. Now is the time to prepare for the absolute worst.
Are you ready for this?
(That’s a link. Do more than just think about it.)
Please Educate Yourself About Peak Oil
This really is a life and death issue, and you owe it to yourself to understand it:
There are a ton of resources out there, so there are lots of opportunities to learn. And then, share what you know. As God said to Ezekiel (Ezekiel 3:16-21), about those who see danger without giving warning, the deaths of those who die will be held against you.
If you find a flaw in my reasoning, have a question, or wish to add your own viewpoint, leave a comment on the website. Your input is truly welcome.
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