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Message Posted: Jun 7, 2008 9:01:00 PM

In your opinion, by what year will we no longer be significantly dependent upon fossil fuels?
By 2020
By 2030
By 2040
By 2050
By 2060
By 2070
Long after I am gone...

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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travelzonecente
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2008 2:31:40 PM

We shall always be dependant on fossil fuel.
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CandyNBob
Rookie Author Washington

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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2008 6:01:19 PM

I have no clue!
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Bill313
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2008 7:42:12 PM

long after I am gone
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GasCrusaderLA
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2008 5:49:09 PM

By 2030
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Cotterkey
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2008 8:44:27 PM

Long after I am text deleted

[Edited by: Cotterkey at 8/12/2008 11:45:00 PM EST]
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Bill313
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2008 4:40:50 PM

long after i'm gone. Of course I'm not as young as other people. I just hope that it will be in my childrens lifetime
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Dorkchop
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2008 3:03:37 PM

When the world ends in 2012 we pretty much won't need fossil fuels, cars, food, . . .etc.
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narcar1973
Champion Author St. Louis

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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2008 1:50:10 PM

by around 2040
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in_orbit
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2008 11:47:09 AM

By 2040
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LoveCheapestGas
Rookie Author Portland

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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2008 10:52:33 AM

Why are prices so high? Whose fault is it?
I know the reasons are varied, but you are missing out on one KEY area; Speculation! This is the single reason that the current prices for gas have spiralled out of control. Here is a good link:
http://www.stopoilspeculationnow.com/
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dongo50
Champion Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2008 4:31:55 AM

never
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justincredable
Sophomore Author Oklahoma City

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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2008 11:47:01 PM

If we can put a man on the moon in 10 years we can find an alternative to fossil fuels in 10 years. It will take a national effort maybe the size of the lunar program. Its not impossible to do.
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2008 7:16:06 PM

Long after I am gone...
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YB1234
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2008 7:15:56 PM

Long after I'm gone because of plastics, etc.
But I'm very impressed by Orygunguy's post well worth looking back for his post.
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2008 7:15:12 PM

Log after I'm gone and then some.
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2008 7:14:17 PM

Who knows but God, we all may be gone, before long!
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2008 7:13:43 PM

Long after I am gone...
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narcar1973
Champion Author St. Louis

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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2008 2:12:31 PM

2040
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sgt4man
Rookie Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2008 11:53:24 AM

It is not time relative. It will not happen until the price of gas exceeds our ability to afford it >$10?

Whenever we talk about lowereing the price of fuel we are really talking about killing the alternative fuels.

It is painfull to say it, but expensive fuel has the positive effect of causing people to seriously reconsider their fuel gluttony. Living more than 10 miles from work? 10 trips a day soccer moms? V8? Consider Bicycling now and then?

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Gasilicious
Rookie Author Edmonton

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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2008 10:04:50 AM

By 2040
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GazTrooper
Rookie Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2008 6:29:53 PM

Long after I am gone...
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boatbum2
All-Star Author Phoenix

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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2008 3:44:45 PM

What year does "Hell Freeze Over?"
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rivasj19
Rookie Author San Diego

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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2008 10:40:08 AM

ill say that by 2020 we have a technology that everyday is increasing so i believe that by 2020
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MNTraveler
Sophomore Author Minnesota

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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2008 4:18:15 PM

I do not think this will happen. The oil companies have to much money to keep other tech. on the shelf.
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rwm1
Champion Author Iowa

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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2008 11:15:28 PM

I really think that if the right elected officials, private and public interest groups that support alternate fuels can get hold we could see a start to getting away from fossil fuels by 2012. Rockport, MO. has already been self sustained by wind power as is the immediate surrounding NW MO area. We can do it, we just have to demand the right people and not lay down and let oil continue to bleed over us.
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NakedDriver
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2008 8:11:42 AM

ə i said "by 2020" in the poll, but that probably is not realistic. i do think we will no longer be dependent on _foreign_ fossil fuels by then.
but then i probably won't live to see 2020 anyway. ə
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southpaw33
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2008 8:18:06 PM

long after i am gone.
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2008 2:24:16 AM

Long after I'm gone
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ponyup
All-Star Author Missouri

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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2008 11:27:06 AM

I'm not sure. I find it amazing that in 30 years we have taken computers from room filling behemoths to cell phone size, but can't find a viable alternative energy source.
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roadkillGA
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2008 11:21:44 AM

If someone doesn't come uo with a more reasonable solution outher than bicycles, Long after I'm gone.
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radarman
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Message Posted: Jun 22, 2008 8:40:28 AM

If we don't change our habits soon, it will be sooner than most people think.
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justincredable
Sophomore Author Oklahoma City

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Message Posted: Jun 22, 2008 12:12:20 AM

The time is sooner than we think it will be. The sooner we start to plan for getting off our oil addiction the better off we will be.
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esquimau
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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2008 9:09:58 PM

Long after I am gone.
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throttle
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2008 10:08:31 AM

Long after I am gone.
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fullbrew8
Rookie Author Texas

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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2008 10:03:13 AM

What is all the fuss since the 70's we have been making alternative fuels it started with pigs. Since then we have gone back to it and act like it is the worse thing we could do. Use up all the corn we have so we do not have any to give to the countries that need our help. What is the phrase give a man a fish he will eat for a day teach a man to fish and he will survive a life time. So teach them what to do and keep our stock here so we can survive. We need to save the fossils and get rid of the old goats that are causing all the trouble.
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SweetBippy
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2008 9:25:41 AM

I don't think that's going to happen
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MnSwede
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2008 7:37:30 AM

never
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dlcamp
Rookie Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2008 6:58:28 AM

My opinion? When we run out of fossil fuel. Just how long that will take is dependant on whether of not we look for alternatives.
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stoneace
Rookie Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2008 6:23:39 PM

In the early 70's, they (the media and "leaders") were saying gas engine, internal combustion vehicles would be gone in less the 10 years. Well, that change didn't come about on time. There are still resources out there to be tapped/drilled and refined; some must be in our back yards.
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ke11
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2008 8:44:50 PM

I have no choice but continue to pay and pay and pay...
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rjr54
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2008 6:59:45 PM

2030. The oil is running out and the prices will continue to rise. The move away from oil will be market driven - a majority of people will not be able to afford it.
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radarman
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2008 7:28:01 AM

2030 or sooner.
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moneyrole
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2008 7:23:09 AM

I would say most likely the year 2035!!!!!
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hatehighprices
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2008 4:20:24 PM

2050 - but I hope sooner
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slarttybartfast
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2008 3:41:13 PM

maybe I am optimistic.. or maybe I am pessimistic...I am hopeful that we will no longer be using fossil fuels (for the benefit of the earth)but then too I am fearful of the money mongers who will capitalize on the high costs of fuel and horde it to increase the costs... whatever ,,,,I will do all I can in the next twelve years to go completely off the grid..fuelwize which fires both electric energy and automotive fuel.
By the Way.... doesn't anyone else out there see the correlation between the burning of fossil fuels and the real intense weather we are experiencing.???... just to add my two cents worth... the earth will repair herself...of this I am sure..... and if it takes ridding herself of mankind to do it, then that is probably what she will do....
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metelman
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2008 3:11:15 PM

Those of you who are saying 2030 or before are being too optimistic. I said 2040, but that's probably a little optimistic as well. As long as there are people making serious money on petroleum products I don't think we'll ever be rid of it, and the technology that can help us reduce our dependency will be bought up by the same industries. I know, many of you will think I'm one of those naysayer conspiracy theory creeps... I hope I'm proven wrong! I'd like to be close to the front of the line when the government starts subsidizing all-electric or hybrid cars.
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thriftymomCA
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2008 3:04:43 PM

A lot can happen in 10 years the way technology keeps evolving. Hopefully the market will lean in another direction and we can demand a change.
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SenileOldMan
Champion Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2008 2:59:44 PM

I vote never. Here's why. Lots more than gasoline and motor vehicle fuel comes from each brrel of oil. Tires, all kinds of plastics, etc etc etc...........................
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jb107
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2008 2:18:41 PM

Not until they find another way to fly planes.
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Bonanza
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2008 1:41:20 PM

2030
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Bill313
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2008 11:17:16 AM

Long after I am gone
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pulpwood
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2008 10:31:59 AM

Laiag!
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