November 1, 2011 Leave a comment
Today, October 31, 2011 our planet reached a world population of 7 billion people. Some are celebrating, some are worried, and most don’t care or know why this is important. As the world population grows, our available resources decrease. Since we are 100% reliant on mass production to meet the growing demands of all the people that need food, one could easily say that oil is a staple in this process as well. Our dependency on oil, to produce the massive amounts of food around the globe is unthinkable. If we ran out of oil today, millions of people would starve in a matter of weeks due to inability to grow and harvest the food, as well as transportation of it to all the remote locations across the planet. It’s a situation that most aren’t aware of, and would have most if not all social and foreign policy advocates cringing at what would be required to tackle this problem. I won’t elaborate, but you can use your imagination as to what would be required to control this issue. It’s definitely something to think about.