Peak Helium

Amazon fgEhzG
May 11 8 Comments

Helium is, perhaps surprisingly, a non renewable resource that is running out. While the world has about a 200 year supply, cheap sources have been exhausted and the price is starting to rise dramatically.

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  • Intel aryaa
    This should not be a surprise to anyone. It is ridiculous that Helium isn't banned for balloons. There is no replacement for Helium in so many other critical applications
    May 11 1
    • Tableau / Eng
      The Plague

      Tableau Eng

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      Microsoft
      The Plaguemore
      Specially if you try to build a gigantic balloon to move people around
      May 12
  • Oracle SWe12a
    Only 200 more years of helium-induced Donald Duck voices. Sad indeed.
    May 11 0
  • New / Eng DEV_ENV
    There's more helium in space.
    May 11 1
    • Amazon fgEhzG
      OP
      Sure. Pretty expensive way to fill your kid's party balloons.
      May 11
  • LinkedIn cd-
    Should need to clarify that it’s not that helium is running out. It’s a particular isotope of helium that’s running out: helium-3.

    So don’t feel guilty about filling up that balloon.
    May 12 0
  • LinkedIn / Eng Ro1cks
    Welcome to 10 years ago
    May 11 0
  • Microsoft MSFTBRO
    You say peak supply, I say peak demand!
    May 11 0