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Oil Field Pump sunset silhouette
Oil Field Pump - High Island, Texas. The sunset of the oil pump may come sooner than we anticipate and will cause greater problems the longer we wait to give them their senescence. Oil field pumps are a bobbing reminder of our reliance on the fossil fuels that supply most of our society's energy. Increasing releases of carbon dioxide from all sources is changing the global environment at a rapid rate. As the earth's average surface temperature warms we can expect more and increasingly violent storms as well as a greater overall volatility in the global weather systems. These effects are just starting to be seen today.