Sup, Recoil here.
Would just like to chime in to say Britain's average petrol price right now is $8.00/us gal.
All of our public transit buses run on natural gas. They sound weird and it's very distinct. Almost sounds like a wheeled space-ship rolling down the street. Subway cars obviously are electric. The two extensions to our subway system that are planned will also be electric.We were always told that cars in Britain have extremely good MPG ratings, because their gas is much cleaner and more refined.... And we just don't have that capability, which is why we struggle to produce 35mpg in a car (14.88 KPL, 42 UK MPG).
I don't think we have the capability to produce as much oil as Venezuela though. We could have Natural Gas powered vehicles, since it's an abundant resource over here, or we could use Electric cars when the battery technology gets better. I think relying on an outdated technology is only empowering the oil companies more.
A lot of it is the tax. We pay 60-70p in tax per litre (current price £1.30). Pretty sure the stations push their margins a bit higher too, because they can get away with it. Greedy ----s.For some reason, they've always paid about double what we do. The cost to refine and transport must be significantly higher.
I think that the question was about potable water, but not all water in the world. And about flooding your are right. But later the climate will change greatly and noone knows where there will be droughts.Okay, well first of all, we're not going to lose any water. Ever. It's like energy, it doesn't go anywhere, just changes state.
Secondly that article was stupid and didn't have any explanations in it as to where this chunk of water might go to.
If there's more water in the world from the ice caps melting, then there will be more rainfall - that's how the water cycle works. If anything, there will be mass flooding, not drought.
Compare CO2 to temp changes over the last 30 years, its obv the carbon...No, global warming is not a myth. There's no doubt that the global climates are changing. But you have to take a broader look at the entire picture rather than just with the last few decades, or even a few centuries.
Climate change patterns (such as this one) have been going on since the creation of the planet. The real question isn't whether it's happening or not (because it is) but whether it's man made or just a natural occurance that people are trying to BLAME on man.