Our resources will eventually run out

York Press: Our resources will eventually run out Our resources will eventually run out

CHRISTIAN VASSIE (Letters, January 1) berates me for saying coal is “virtually unlimited” by saying: “No it’s not, it’s a finite source by definition”.

Well, Mr Vassie, the word “virtually” means “nearly” or “almost” so by your saying coal is a finite source you are agreeing with me.

All our resources are finite and there will eventually come a day when all oil, gas and coal are exhausted.

Humanity will be particularly hard hit when oil is exhausted as it provides so much for the smooth running of our daily lives.

The Greens are constantly attempting the stoppage of oil and gas exploration with their expeditions, seemingly unaware of the irony of using diesel-powered ships to harass exploration vessels.

The recent failure of the large contingent of climate scientists to show how man-made global warming was wreaking havoc with the Antarctic ice-shelf came horribly unstuck when there ship was trapped by ice.

The ice which trapped them should, according to them, have been a long way away as it should have melted.

Philip Roe, Roman Avenue South, Stamford Bridge, York.

Comments (7)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

7:08pm Mon 6 Jan 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

Well said Philip and don't forget the record big freeze in parts of the USA too.
Well said Philip and don't forget the record big freeze in parts of the USA too. ColdAsChristmas

7:39pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

...for saying coal is “virtually unlimited” by saying: “No it’s not, it’s a finite source by definition”.

Well, Mr Vassie, the word “virtually” means “nearly” or “almost” so by your saying coal is a finite source you are agreeing with me.

Quite possibly the most nonsensical piece of babble these pages have ever seen. That's quite an achievement.

I'm virtually the best commentator on here, which means nearly or almost so by saying that I'm agreeing with everyone who says I'm the worst.
[quote]...for saying coal is “virtually unlimited” by saying: “No it’s not, it’s a finite source by definition”. Well, Mr Vassie, the word “virtually” means “nearly” or “almost” so by your saying coal is a finite source you are agreeing with me.[/quote] Quite possibly the most nonsensical piece of babble these pages have ever seen. That's quite an achievement. I'm virtually the best commentator on here, which means nearly or almost so by saying that I'm agreeing with everyone who says I'm the worst. Buzzz Light-year

7:57pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Jonthan says...

A really shabby attempt to pull the wool over our eyes. Mere semantics, and Mr Roe is not even very good at it.
Please give us some credit Philip. We all know that "virtually unlimited" means the same as "extremely unlikely to run out soon", and it is nonsense. Even using coal resources under the sea there is less than 50 years of coal in the UK if used at 1980's level.

Nor is it true, as Mr Roe asserts, that all resources are finite. That is true in the case of fossil fuels, but none of the renewable resources are finite.
A really shabby attempt to pull the wool over our eyes. Mere semantics, and Mr Roe is not even very good at it. Please give us some credit Philip. We all know that "virtually unlimited" means the same as "extremely unlikely to run out soon", and it is nonsense. Even using coal resources under the sea there is less than 50 years of coal in the UK if used at 1980's level. Nor is it true, as Mr Roe asserts, that all resources are finite. That is true in the case of fossil fuels, but none of the renewable resources are finite. Jonthan

11:18pm Mon 6 Jan 14

strangebuttrue? says...

Is it just me or has this extreme weather, by which I mean the extremely cold winters and very wet summers with floods and wind, only started since man decided it was time to do something about our climate after a couple of good summers?
Is it just me or has this extreme weather, by which I mean the extremely cold winters and very wet summers with floods and wind, only started since man decided it was time to do something about our climate after a couple of good summers? strangebuttrue?

12:32pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Sillybillies says...

The recent failure of the large contingent of climate scientists to show how man-made global warming was wreaking havoc with the Antarctic ice-shelf came horribly unstuck when there ship was trapped by ice.
The ice which trapped them should, according to them, have been a long way away as it should have melted.

Quite true, and even more hilarious because it's the Antarctic summer now.
[quote]The recent failure of the large contingent of climate scientists to show how man-made global warming was wreaking havoc with the Antarctic ice-shelf came horribly unstuck when there ship was trapped by ice. The ice which trapped them should, according to them, have been a long way away as it should have melted.[/quote] Quite true, and even more hilarious because it's the Antarctic summer now. Sillybillies

5:10pm Tue 7 Jan 14

greenmonkey says...

strangebuttrue? wrote:
Is it just me or has this extreme weather, by which I mean the extremely cold winters and very wet summers with floods and wind, only started since man decided it was time to do something about our climate after a couple of good summers?
Err - I think the reverse is the case. 'Man' has belatedly decided it might be an idea to do something about it in the light of more regular extremes of weather. I say belatedly with good reason as the scientists tell us there is a 20- 30 year lag, meaning that the current weather extremes stem from global emission levels of the late 80's. If we stopped any emissions now it will still be decades before the trend slows and the climate stablises. Poor summers and the current storms have the same cause which is most likely caused by man made changes or those related to it - the jet stream moving south to bring the wet and windy weather across the UK rather than the N Atlantic which has been the more normal pattern. If it moves even further south and arctic air moves down from the pole we have the long cold spells experienced in 2009- 2011
[quote][p][bold]strangebuttrue?[/bold] wrote: Is it just me or has this extreme weather, by which I mean the extremely cold winters and very wet summers with floods and wind, only started since man decided it was time to do something about our climate after a couple of good summers?[/p][/quote]Err - I think the reverse is the case. 'Man' has belatedly decided it might be an idea to do something about it in the light of more regular extremes of weather. I say belatedly with good reason as the scientists tell us there is a 20- 30 year lag, meaning that the current weather extremes stem from global emission levels of the late 80's. If we stopped any emissions now it will still be decades before the trend slows and the climate stablises. Poor summers and the current storms have the same cause which is most likely caused by man made changes or those related to it - the jet stream moving south to bring the wet and windy weather across the UK rather than the N Atlantic which has been the more normal pattern. If it moves even further south and arctic air moves down from the pole we have the long cold spells experienced in 2009- 2011 greenmonkey

9:33pm Tue 7 Jan 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

'The scientists,' Andy. Don't you mean some scientists, the one's who believe in AGW or who are paid to support it?
'30 year lag' means you are still playing for time. But your house is built on sand: movement of the jet stream, storms, big freezes, hot extremes etc are all based on the trace of a trace gas. Just not possible and yet far too big to fail. (Even in 30 years without the warming)
'The scientists,' Andy. Don't you mean some scientists, the one's who believe in AGW or who are paid to support it? '30 year lag' means you are still playing for time. But your house is built on sand: movement of the jet stream, storms, big freezes, hot extremes etc are all based on the trace of a trace gas. Just not possible and yet far too big to fail. (Even in 30 years without the warming) ColdAsChristmas

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree