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On the other hand, since we can't reliably work out how many people have been killed in warfare for control of oil and coal resources we can just ignore this cost.

Should not also Hiroshima and Nagasaki be counted as part of nuclear powers development costs?

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by A swedish kind of death on Tue Mar 29th, 2011 at 03:43:18 PM EST
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Yeah, just like the battle of Jutland should be counted in the development cost of oil? This is getting silly.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Tue Mar 29th, 2011 at 03:57:00 PM EST
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And don't forget the Second Schleswig War as part of the cost of Germany's development of wind energy.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Mar 29th, 2011 at 04:08:23 PM EST
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Breaking down wars to death by energy components gets silly, yes.

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by A swedish kind of death on Tue Mar 29th, 2011 at 05:37:52 PM EST
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don't forget winnie gassing marsh arabs. gotta protect capital investment, bring 'growth' to the sambos.

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by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Wed Mar 30th, 2011 at 02:52:33 PM EST
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