HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN THIS?
In the UK, the cost to fill up an average family car with petrol recently surpassed £100. The public is being told this is being driven by war in Ukraine and moves to reduce Europe’s dependence on Russian oil. But if this were true, how do you explain this –
As of June 2022, the price of crude oil per barrel is $120.67, and the average price per litre of petrol in the UK is £1.85p.
But back in June 2008, the price of crude oil per barrel was $187.04, and the average price per litre of petrol in the UK was £1.04p (source).
So as things stand, the price per barrel of crude oil is 35.4% down from the price in 2008, but the price per litre of fuel is 78% up from 2008.
Can you see now how you are being lied to when the Government and mainstream media tell you that these rising costs are due to the war in Ukraine?
The truth is that the spiralling cost of fuel to get you from A to B and the hideous cost of gas and electricity to heat and light your home is being manufactured alongside food shortages.
Why? Because poverty increases the risk of death and disability from non-communicable diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, stroke and diabetes (source). And increased energy and food prices lead to the elderly and vulnerable having to choose between heating and eating. Meaning more people are going to die, in effect reducing the world’s population.
Clearly, we must try to find a way to wean ourselves off of our dependence on oil and replace it with more sustainable forms of energy production. But what if we were caught off-guard? What if oil ran out tomorrow, with no contingency plan in place? Luckily, even the harshest of estimates give us at least a few years to redirect our energy efforts, but here are some of the consequences of what could happen if oil ran out tomorrow.
- Oil and petrol prices would skyrocket as people clamoured to fill up their cars with the last few supplies of oil.
- Eventually, all private transport would cease. Emergency services would continue for a time, but finally falter too.
- All public transport, including planes, trains and buses, would come to a grinding halt.
- Industry is would be hit very hard; millions would lose their jobs.
- Food production would also suffer on an incredible scale and hundreds of millions would starve to death as a result.
- Crime would reach all-time highs as the police and other emergency services became non-existent.
- Disease and epidemics would explode as drugs to treat them became impossible to manufacture.
- The global economy would collapse.
- The Earth would suffer widespread deforestation as people chopped down any available firewood to avoid freezing in winter.
- Winter would also cause mass exodus of northern cities across the globe.
- Communication systems, including the internet, would fall into disrepair and disuse.
Such a bleak outlook on life after oil may seem extreme, but when you take into account the fact that we rely on the resource for almost every aspect of our daily life (food production, transport, electricity, lighting, heating, clothing, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, electronics), it seems likely. This nightmare scenario should only ensure that we don’t fall into the trap of leaving it too late. We must act, and act soon.