Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Mythical Global Warming Is Finally Good For Something: Billions of Barrels of Oil

Naturally, they have to chalk this one up to ice melting in the Arctic, which only happens every year. I'm just waiting for some jerkoff like Al Gore or Barbara Boxer to begin weeping and telling us how pristine the area is and how some animal will be threatened.

Well, Canada, Norway, Denmark and Russia don't give a shit about the polar bears and don't have to worry about Democrats blocking them from drilling there and drilling now, so we'll probably never see a drop of the estimated 90 billion barrels of oil now available.
The Arctic Circle holds an estimated 90 billion barrels of recoverable oil, enough supply to meet current world demand for almost three years, the U.S. Geological Survey forecast on Wednesday.

The forecast comes as Russia is competing with Canada, Denmark, Norway and the United States to grab a chunk of the huge energy resources in the Arctic, an area growing more accessible due to global warming melting the ice.

The government agency also said the area could contain 1,670 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of natural gas.
Oh, did I mention some alleged endangered species?

But of course.
"Before we can make decisions about our future use of oil and gas and related decisions about protecting endangered species, native communities and the health of our planet, we need to know what's out there," said USGS Director Mark Myers.

"With this assessment, we're providing the same information to everyone in the world so that the global community can make those difficult decisions," he said.
Can we be honest here? Fuck the global community. We need oil to keep out economy humming, in case this dick Myers hasn't noticed. It's not as if we're going to barge in and rape the land clean and leave a mess in our wake. We follow every possible regulation and bend over backwards.

Heck, I'll bet every last dollar those natives are looking for work and would be glad to have some jobs helping drill. What the hell else do they have to do up there?
Frank O'Donnell, president of the nonprofit group Clean Air Watch, said not only do polar bears and other wildlife within the Arctic Circle face losing their habitat due to global warming, they would be hurt by companies searching for oil.

"On the one hand you may see this region more accessible (for getting energy supplies), but we're definitely going to pay a different kind of may loose [sic] species," O'Donnell said. "The oil industry goes up there and industrializes what has been a pristine area...suddenly it becomes the new Houston."
How much longer are we going to subject ourselves to the propaganda of these environmental wackos as we watch our economy and American consumers suffer?

Will we ever get to the point where we finally ignore them and do what's right?

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