I'm well aware that to mine, refine, manufacture, and dispose of these materials is another problem. in a way its a trade off of one pollutant for another. something has to be done about C02. personally I think it's too late, what we need to do is figure out how to deal with whats happening. and, we knew 30+ years ago this was going to happen. the first time I heard the phrase "global warming trend" was from an oilfield geophysicist working on Alaska's North Slope (I was finishing a Bachelor of Science with a minor in geology). I did an internship and part of the job was assist in collecting a correlating core samples. one of the things he was tracking permafrost depth and distribution. he also talked about the number of exploration days available because you simply can't drive on the tundra when it's thawed. according to him at the time (mid 80s) we had lost about a week of exploration. that affects everything up there, all the logistics etc. anyway the transition between glacial and interglacial is non-linear... it gets warmer/cooler, up and down while generally moving in or out of glacial periods. in those days we were supposed to be getting colder, but we weren't, and the permafrost samples were telling the story. he said he thought something was going on, but we need maybe another decade of data before I will worry. well we blew right by that. it never reversed.... Alaska has been getting progressively warmer. no question about it, the data is there. my personal observations from nearly 70 years living here leaves no doubt in my mind. petro product engines aren't going away soon, but electric is going to overtake them eventually. the technology will grow. look how far the petro industry came in 150 years
if I'm answering your question I assume the basic points have been addressed, such as: did you do a compression test? is it still on fire?