Where do you think we got the helium from originally? I'll tell you, it's common in natural gas. The only reason we don't extract it at the moment is because it's just so cheap. Once the price rises enough we'll just start extracting it again. As long as we have natural gas we'll have helium. Now that doesn't mean forever but in the fairly long term we're fine.
Laughing in highpitched voice at the demise of our world...
Well, our reserves are running down...
One could really ask... why did we have such large strategic reserves in the first place? 80 years ago they thought we would fight great dirigible wars.
The only reason it was ever cheap and plentiful was because of this stockpile.
As long as the Earth has a core (mantle?) there's Helium. We're not "running out of it" lol
Everybody should suck the helium out of balloons and then run down to the national helium reserve and exhale. Then repeat as necessary.
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I guess we better figure out how to do fusion with a positive output then...
This is something that grandma's post on facebook. It's a myth. Helium is the 2nd most common element in the universe after Hydrogen. Our sun literally is a giant helium making fusion furnace that crashes hydrogen atoms together and makes helium. It is abundant, and we are not running out on our planet.
Having limited reserves means we're running out, regardless of how fast we can extract it.
Saying we're running out because we can't extract fast enough is like saying you're going to run out of money because you can't pull it out of your wallet fast enough.
I would kill to have helium in my research... Instead I'm stuck with liquid nitrogen
Have scientists tried going to Party Depot? They seem to have plenty there.
^^^^Do ^^^^you ^^^^think ^^^^we ^^^^might ^^^^be ^^^^misusing ^^^^it ^^^^or ^^^^something?