From: Matthew Russotto on
In article <k3bms5pj1b9lqo6d0kcp8dptvj5oeiehli(a)>,
Scott in SoCal <scottenaztlan(a)> wrote:
>Last time on, russotto(a) (Matthew
>Russotto) said:
>So the sun is going to last for a few billion more years before it
>goes nova. Is it your contention that Earth's petroleum reserves are
>going to last just as long? If not, what is your threshold for not
>having to worry?

Maybe 500 years. I'd re-evaluate if we haven't figured out
practical fusion or some other power solution in 250 years.

Of course, there's plenty of estimates for oil running out that are
far less than that; I'm not arguing for any particular number in this
post; I'm just arguing that the particular number is important.
The problem with socialism is there's always
someone with less ability and more need.