An Alphabet Of Things I Don’t Like: O

Oil.

I mean this type of oil, not the cooking variety.

I don’t like our dependence on oil, or the fact that it causes so many wars. I don’t like the fact that it makes so much money for some countries that still leave so many of their people on the poverty line. I have a diesel car, and oil-fired heating. But I don’t enjoy that fact, just tolerate it because that’s the way things are. And I don’t like the way it creates industrial landscapes like this one. It needs to change, and sooner rather than later.

I don’t like ravaging the sea bed for oil either.

And the way it pollutes both sea and land is aways disastrous.

Most of all, I hate oil for doing things like this.

High time we woke up, and stopped depending on it. It will run out one day.

60 thoughts on “An Alphabet Of Things I Don’t Like: O

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  1. I agree with you, Pete! We should oil not longer use for heating and as fuel, but we furthermore will need it for producing medicine. We should be grateful to China, which no longer will accept taking our plastic waste. Since China denied beeing flooted with our plastic waste, the political Europe is more than ever on the oecological way. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Michael

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  2. The world was a better place when transport relied on oats ๐Ÿ™‚ Ditch oil now!
    Given that the sun has the potential to power everything on earth many times over it surely has to be the answer, and though you may not realise it renewables are getting close to providing 20% of the power we use, given the latest push its not that hard to imagine a future without oil, or coal for that matter, we just have to keep pushing our governments to do it.
    Reading about million mile batteries recently I’m also hopeful that technology will solve many of the problems that arise from battery technology, although personally I’d put my money on hydrogen ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Agree with you on this Pete. Time to move on from our dependence on oil. I’ll never forget the pictures from the Exxon Valdez Oil spill – the impact on the environment and animals was so tragic. And by the way, it seems I’ve missed a few letters! So to catch up – I love jeans – wear them everyday – don’t know why as they’re not particularly comfortable. comes from my youth I guess.

    Mice I don’t mind, it’s rats I despise; and I rely on Google maps on my phone to get me to new places these days but not the navigational systems that come with cars, which are often an expensive add-on! Also, I too expected you to use Rain for the letter R but since you ruled that out, I anxiously await your selection! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thanks for catching up, Susanne. Mice may look cuter than rats, but will still bring disease into your house, contaminate your food, and destroy electrical wiring. Rain was too obvious, but ‘R’ probably won’t surprise you too much. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Our government has already started to approve fracking in parts of Britain. Then they boast about having a green agenda, with their demand for 100% electric cars by 2030.
      Thanks, Don.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Of course. That goes without saying. Perhaps I should have titled the post ‘Oil Industry’. The oil was happy enough in the ground before we started drilling for it. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  4. Totally agree Pete. The sooner the better. Though I am yet to be convinced electric vehicles / heating is going to be as environmentally friendly as we think. At least it would eliminate the power those Middle Eastern countries have as we should all be able to generate our own electricity, one way or another.

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  5. Yes there are certain countries with great oil assets who should be rich, but aren’t and there are kingdoms who if they used their oil riches to irrigate the desert … In the meantime back home, all new build house should have integrated solar power roofs etc

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