''Oil gave us a once-in-the-history-of-the-planet chance''
I wanted to just take a moment to consider this claim. I feel it is a fairly big claim, one that is heard very often and accepted as being correct without question.
Personally I think any claims that one is being presented with under the billing ´a once in a life time opportunity´, should be examined very carefully. Often when presented with such entreaties the person claiming to be pointing out the rarity of the opportunity on offer is not without self interest in one taking the supposedly rare choice.
When back in the 1920's oil was adopted as the primary power source along with Coal the state of technology with respec…