Far Worse Than We’re Being Told: The World’s Energy Problem

By | January 21, 2023

The world energy crisis is far worse Than our leaders are telling us many Would have you believe that really Nothing is wrong even as your utility Bills continue to grow higher and higher Our infrastructure is filling us our Energy systems are under attack and They're causing economic political and Physical conflicts around the world in This video we're going to shine a light On the world's energy crisis now and in The future I'm going to break it down And show you the real threats most Importantly what you need to do to Insulate yourself from them now my Frankness in this video it might upset Some but you need to know the truth About this dilemma you can't Dodge it And time is literally running out it's Going to affect you either in the price You pay per kilowatt and BTU or through Power outages and Supply interruptions Here's what you need to know energy Summary we've done other videos on Energy in the past and we did one that Details part of the looming energy Crisis specific to oil and we did one Specific to attacks on our power grid We've also also done solution videos With free downloadable resources like The Ultimate Guide to solar battery Systems and whole home battery options It's obviously a topic we cover on this Channel from multiple angles our energy

Dependence is a weakness and a barrier To our self-sufficiency we must put that In perspective and inevitably address it Because there's a looming energy Disaster that is getting closer by the Day let's zoom out on this threat to Understand it at a macro level the Proper functioning of our global economy Requires sufficient energy of the Correct type our consumption is at very High levels across the energy supply Chain there are problems all along the Way there are high costs for extraction Transport refinement transport again and Then an added cost of disposal cleanup Clean energy has similar high costs as Cobalt nickel lithium and other Rare Earth elements are not readily available Population demands and profits have Always driven the human relation to Energy sources in the 1500s and 1600s Wood was scared years in England because It was used as a primary building source And fuel for fires over the same period Demand Rose as London for instance Grew From a population in the tens of Thousands to over a half a million by The 1700s the iron industry had Transitioned from wood to Coal which has Greater energy density oil found a place In the 1800s as a replacement for well Oil with gasoline and kerosene produced By a byproduct with the invention of the Combustion engine fossil fuels became

The king of fuels and has always kept That position other energies like Nuclear and renewable energies like Solar wind and bioenergy they've all Supplemented our energy Supply but they Have not dethroned fossil fuels there's Always been a stoked division between What are called fossil fuels and what Are called Renewables it's not in the Fossil fuels industry's best interest to Promote alternative energies and part of The Narrative of the renewable energy Industry is to eliminate the fossil fuel Industry most discussions on this topic Stop here as many are deeply entrenched In the their belief that this war Between energy sources exist and is it Simply made up by corporate Executives Lobbyists politicians and PR and Marketing companies let's take the Discussion a step further by asserting That nobody with the vested interest in This truly has a 100 complete solution Maybe they need to work together because Here is a reality that they're not going To tell you An anthropogenic habit refers to an Environment created or Modified by Humans they can include urban areas Agricultural land and other forms of Human development these habitats can Range from small scale like a single Building to large scale like an entire City they often include using technology

And resources to make inhospitable areas Livable such as through air conditioning Running water and electricity that's the Whole definition but the short answer Here is that energy has allowed humans To explode in population and live in Essentially inhospitable areas would Phoenix Arizona have its population over 1.6 million people were not for Electricity and water flowing into the Tiny micro climates created in the over 600 000 homes probably not since the City has over 100 days per year over a Hundred degrees the same idea of Rapid Population growth can be seen anywhere Around the world where temperatures are Too high or too low precipitation is too Significant or too low low or where food For the local population must be Produced elsewhere and brought into the Area worldwide everyone uses energy to Create an environment that they can Thrive demand continues to Skyrocket as We convert more of the world into a Hospitable environment for humans to Thrive Finite supplies What they're not telling you those Corporate Executives lobbyists Politicians and PR marketing companies Is that Beyond just the cost of Extracting refining and getting the Energy to you most of it is in a finite Supply and dwindling BP one of the

Largest oil companies in the world SMA That the world has an estimated 1 700 Billion barrels of unextracted oil and 187 trillion cubic meters of natural gas That's enough to last us at the current Consumption rate for around 50 years our Best scientific Minds put coal reserves At approximately 90 years with current Consumption for the sake of argument Let's say they are all off on their Calculations the energy consulting firm Reichstead energy estimates oil for 70 Years 20 years longer than BP estimates Even if we have a century more oil Natural gas and coal at the current Consumption rate we still have a finite Supply of under a century now a century Might feel like a long time but in the Big Arc of History it's it's merely a Moment and woefully inadequate to Swiftly transition all of the world from One energy source to another Download the start preparing Survival Guide to help you prepare for any Disaster I'll post a link in the Description and comments section below Or visit cityprepping.com forward slash Get started or free guide to help you Get started on your journey of Preparedness Location location location Part of the problem with the supply is That it's not all in one place it's all Over the world in greater or lesser

Amounts in geographical areas not Claimed by any country there's a Competition by developed countries to Claim and exploit these resources oil Wells they eventually do run dry oil Extraction from sources like shill and Oil sands is much more difficult Converting all Machinery to run Overnight on natural gas or Renewables Is just not possible just as you aren't Going to transform your car between tank Fills to operate on liquefy natural gas At coal at the same time demand Increases with population growth demand Increases with extreme weather event Cycles the location access extraction And distribution are driven by profit in Geopolitics we see this play out on a Grand scale in the Russian Ukrainian Conflict Europeans fear freezing in the Dark this winter in the Nordstrom Pipeline sabotage and embargo Significantly reduces Supply America Which sits on Plenty of natural gas is Shipping more of it to Europe to fill The gaps and reap the profits OPEC plus Has always controlled the price of oil And manipulated it to reap maximum Profits political decisions that affect The world are based on fossil fuel Supplies profits and demand populations They Thrive are contract based on Supply Economies as well Thrive or contract Based on Supply the most successful

Countries are caught up in locating Greater supplies controlling the Location and obtaining those supplies or Profits from those supplies for their People the it's quite the problem from Whichever angle you examine it The solution Depending upon whom you talk to they Will offer you a different absolute Solution they're not going to tell you That the wars are waging over energy They're not going to tell you that we Have a finite Supply they're not going To tell you that your current way of Living is not sustainable at the current Cost they're not going to tell you as we Pointed out in other videos that your Energy Supply is under daily assault I Will be honest with you and tell you That I don't think there's an absolute Solution any solution must combine Reduced consumption conservation in a Blend of all energy production means Available Hydro nuclear wind solar and Fossil fuels anyone solely trying to Sell you just one of these probably has A vested interest in doing so Unfortunately so many people are so Deeply entrenched in their absolute Solution that we probably won't easily Come to any singular path forward we Definitely won't peacefully come to a Solution within the next Century before Supplies run out any solution that we

Collectively come to will be reactive And not proactive accepting that fact Wars and economic battles will be our Future power grid failures will occur With greater frequency people in the Most affected areas will become Ecological refugees or struggling Survivors as their anthropogenic Habitats fill them or become too Expensive to sustain I know that's not a great future that I'm painting here but that's what I see At the moment still as with any Global Shift you can prep individual changes That can see you through until things Work themselves out this is not an Extinction level of Vin as much as it is A global shift in how we live our lives There are prepping solutions that you Can plug in today first you can move Away from an unlimited mindset as a Prepper when you turn on the tap you Know that the resource of water is not Always going to flow after disaster it Might stop or be polluted knowing this You store water and have filtration Systems methods of purifying water Precipitation collection systems even More vulnerable than water in many cases Is your energy Supply as this can be a Deadly Interruption of services if you Live in an area prone to extreme climate Events an insulative R value of between 30 and 38 it's not going to keep you

Cool enough or warm enough through a Week-long extreme weather event without Energy if you live in an older home it Was likely built in a time when extreme Prolonged heat waves or polar vortexes Weren't as commonplace modern Construction assumes a Goldilocks range Of temperatures and an uninterrupted Energy Supply to maintain a habitable Living space your dependency on these Things can also be your downfall after a Disaster a break in services or even war Thousands of miles away from you your Solution Your solution is really the Same as that Global solution first you Need to make efforts now to understand Your consumption and your basic minimum Needs understanding how you use and need Energy will help you prepare for any Time when the power ceases to flow when You flick a switch What are your basic minimum needs is Heating or cooling an essential thing That means the difference between life And death for you if so you better Address and prep for that you can use The city prepping's free capacity Calculator here to understand your Consumption needs that's your starting Point unless you can just switch to Burning wood again and drinking from Your well you need to develop a solution From there what are the things that Absolutely must run are you dependent

Upon a refrigerator CPAP or oxygen Machine can you only pump or boil water On an electric stove top does your radio Only work on batteries work out from Your bare necessity those things that You absolutely need to survive to your Luxuries then you have two more steps First reduce your consumption by Eliminating inefficiencies if you have Leaky windows or poor insulation it's Time to change that you can assess your Home by implementing some of the hacks That we explained in our video nine easy Hacks to save energy this winter saving Money now through conserving energy will Also reduce your consumption needs out After disaster Second you need to ensure that your Minimum needs are met for the longest Time possible what will you do when the Degree goes down for a week or more mini Preppers are prepared for a power outage Of a few days but most people are not Prepared for even a few hours without Power some combination of batteries Portable solar battery packs portable Solar arrays wind turbines generators Solar battery packs or home solar panels With home batteries needs to be part of Your solution at first you need to be Able to function with reduced Consumptive needs for that same 72 hours That most agency recommend as a minimum Then you need to logically push that

Self-sufficiency time frame to a week Three weeks three months or Beyond Failing to do so leaves you a willful Victim of a system that will fail you One day this is not a question of when It absolutely will fill at some point But you can be prepared for it just as You prepare for disruptions in your Water or food supply Finally look at the soaring cost of Energy as your opportunity if you can Take advantage of government incentives To install solar on your home along with A battery backup system you will save Money as energy costs increase and you Will be able to take advantage of power Arbitrage for consumption you decrease Your dependency on a system that will Eventually fill and you better position Yourself with such a setup in any post Disaster situation I'm not trying to Sell you on solar especially since it's Not a viable solution in all areas of The world your challenge is definitely Finding a multimodal Energy Solution What combination of various energy Sources will work for you in your area Get them leveraged as a prep for you Just like your food and water are Here's the deal they're not going to Tell you that we're heading toward an Energy crisis our systems are vulnerable To multiple attacks from physical to Cyber and ever increasing competition

For finite resources leads us to all-out Economic and physical Wars we have built Our buildings and lived our lives in Areas of the world that cannot be Sustained without energy extended Periods of extreme weather that are out Of the normal ranges we built our homes And infrastructure to sustain they're Becoming more frequent in occurrence These are all weaknesses that will lead Us to small and large disasters in the Future those small disasters they can Become more frequent and can compound Into larger disasters I wouldn't really Hope for those corporate Executives the Lobbyists the politicians and PR and Marketing companies to come to any Overnight solution to make your life Better and I wouldn't hope to be on the Winning side of the war that they're Fighting amongst themselves anywhere That we have dependence on systems Outside our limited control we we need To prepare for that potential failure And that puts energy right in line with Food and water of course we could live Without power but millions of people Suddenly needing to switch from Electricity to burning biomass resources Like wood well let's just say that many Wouldn't survive that transition don't Ignore this looming energy crisis and Don't dig into anyone's side of the Argument neither side is entirely

Correct with their proposed Solutions But you can find a personal solution That will carry you through and that's What I would encourage you to do here as Always stay safe out there Foreign