TIL that the world will likely run out of helium before Oil, which will put an end to things such as MRI scans and some forms of radiation detectors

TIL that the world will likely run out of helium before Oil, which will put an end to things such as MRI scans and some forms of radiation detectors
TIL that the world will likely run out of helium before Oil, which will put an end to things such...

It's not running out on Earth, it's running out in the only stockpile we have, which was so abundant and inexpensive that it put all the other sources out of business.

In the universe yes. Not necessarily on Earth. However, the helium shortage is somewhat blown out of proportion.

Try reading an article that isn't 7 years old. They have refined techniques to prospect specifically for helium, and have found enough to last humanity another 100 years in one field alone.

But that doesn't give people karma.

Exactly, we just stopped refining it bc we have allot in storage

So the person who continues to spread misinformation about it sounds funny.

It is a myth regardless of what they say. We stopped mining it bc of cost as soon as we need it we will get it. It's found in the same place oil is just deeper and harder to refine. We stopped refining it because we have a fuck ton already in storage.

Think about it if it was a shortage we wouldn't have balloons, they are completely unneeded

I find this hard to believe. If it is so scarce why do we still use it for balloons?

I was under the impression that helium was the second most abundant element in the universe.

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