Do you think the world can do without oil, or will it still need it?

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  • David
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Yes, because the world got by on its own before the discovery of oil and its uses.

  • 10 months ago

    Even if we stopped using it as a fuel source we would still need it for production of some chemicals such as plastics, lubricants, medicine, etc. But demand would probably drop to a fraction of what it is now.

  • 10 months ago

    Long before there was any talk about global warming, people were talking about how we can get by when the planet runs out of oil. The supply is finite. The world is not making any. We have to find ways to do without. If anyone finds fault with my logic, please enlighten me with a comment. 

  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    Many would die because supply chains would stop, but a few would live on and start making solar power plants, lithium-ion batteries, electric cars, growing corn for ethanol and hemp for plastics. Horses would probably come back for a while. 

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    We still need it. At least for another 25 years.

       The electric  car is still no match for gas power cars for moving goods and people around but they are getting better. The electric grid is not there and will need major updating to charge all the cars . Copper and other metals will be in short supply to update the electric grid in just the US .

        Also . Just think of all stuff made from oil. Plastic in electric cars is needed . That’s just for starters .  There is talk about growing plants to make plastic. That will have a major impact on food prices.  Food prices already have gone up due to the growing corn to make ethanol.

        Oil will be needed we just need to manage it better. If we just all would stop and think about stuff we don’t need. A consumerism greed is doing the damage . Even if oil was gone and we had ways to keep our lifestyles as is would still be hard on the earth. 

           

        

  • 10 months ago

    Without oil the world economy would collapse and billions of people would starve to death.

  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    We need it unfortunately, to this day. That's why we are allies with the Saudis. 

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