Talk:A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash

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RW already has an article on peak oil - any reason why this documentary needs an article of its own? ScepticWombat (talk) 06:17, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

Because it's not wholly redundant? FᴜᴢᴢʏCᴀᴛPᴏᴛᴀᴛᴏ﹐ Esϙᴜɪʀᴇ (talk/stalk) 06:20, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
It's just that currently, it rehashes some rather mundane observations (current economic systems rely on fossil fuels, duh) and doesn't fall into the category extreme/crank doom 'n gloom-style "documentaries". So I wonder what the article was supposed to illustrate? ScepticWombat (talk) 06:40, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
If anything (but keeping it as is), the contents of this article should be merged with the main Peak Oil article. We shouldn't lose track of these particular documentaries that roam about the web, never mind since most if not all of them claim to present "new" or "novel" or "never-before-put-into-flowchart-format" concepts and discoveries regarding these isses - something the truthers will always be able to accuse us of ignorance over. So even if everyone agrees on the worst about this specific article, atleast bake notice of the movie, its name, and the valuable bits of information regarding it into the main Peak Oil article. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 01:37, 4 July 2015 (UTC)
Don't forget to vote "keep" on AFD, then. For a more detailed response, see Talk:Oil Smoke and Mirrors#Suggest an actual critical review or deletion. ScepticWombat (talk) 06:34, 4 July 2015 (UTC)


Running out of nuclear? Really? That completely ignores breeder reactors, and is at this point a PRATT. CorruptUser (talk) 21:21, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Ikr. Hell, if energy gets expensive enough, we could pull it from seawater. FuzzyCatTomato (talk/stalk) 21:27, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
I think the cost for that was about $300/kilo. A kilogram of uranium is about the fuel for 24,000,000 kilowatt hours, or about $2.4m worth of electricity at average US prices. Whatever the price of extracting it from seawater actually turns out to be, it's basically nothing in terms of the cost of production. On the plus side, as we use up the uranium is seawater, the sea will become less radioactive... CorruptUser (talk) 21:40, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
And nuclear power from fusion could become a thing in coming decades. (talk) 21:50, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
Blegh, fusion power will be the "power of the future" for the forseeable future. CorruptUser (talk) 22:34, 7 July 2015 (UTC)