I had a real “Ah-ha” moment a few months ago about petroleum oil and our dependency on it.
Did you know that oil is non-renewable? In other words, once we use it up it is gone. It’s temporary.
Humans have yet to create oil. The earth is no longer creating oil (at least at a pace we need it).
This is where my “Ah-ha” moment came: Oil has ALWAYS been TEMPORARY. So from day 1, it is logical to believe that some day we will no longer have oil. Now “temporary” could be 500 years or 50 — it doesn’t matter. The point is that it WILL be used up.
So if it is indeed temporary, we need alternative fuel solutions. It’s just that simple of a concept.
The United Arab Emirates knows this to be true. They found tons of oil making UAE and Dubai one of the richest places on earth. But they know they will run out of oil. So what are they doing? Changing their focus on tourism to sustain them.
UAE is avoiding the issue by running the other way, but at least they see it.