Politcal Science 2
... V. Dasalla 21 February 2008 The Growing Oil Crisis The "lifeblood" of every industrial nation is OIL, that is, petroleum. Without it many homes would go unheated in winter. There would be no gasoline for automobiles, trucks and tractors, or fuel for airplanes.
A host of electric appliances would not function without oil. Lights, ovens, washing machines, air-conditioners, television sets and many others would shut off. Why Because much of the electricity used in the world today comes from generators fueled by oil.
Most machines depend on lubricants made from oil. Too, without oil a wide range of products would be affected. These include paints, plastics, synthetic fibers and rubber, fertilizers and ot...