Monday, July 28, 2008
The Vigorous Debate on Oil
Well, obviously there are many ways to look at the 'oil problem'. Mostly, I choose to ignore it until I gas up, I bitch and moan about the price, I complain about all the profit the oil companies are making at my expense, then I fill up my tank. Honestly, what am I supposed to do, walk everywhere? Take a bus or train? I live in Alaska not New York. There are no trains or buses or metro stations - hell, you're lucky to find a taxi! I could write a letter to my congressman who wants to drill the oil here in Alaska and elsewhere because he's beholden to people who make money on the oil companies' profit. I could buy a Hybrid vehicle, I suppose, but that only saves me a little money, it doesn't really solve the 'oil problem'. Hello, drilling more oil doesn't get us off of oil, it just makes it temporarily cheaper. Building and buying vehicles that run on any amount of oil is just a temporary patch. What are we going to do when we run out? Energy needs to come in many forms to sustain our needs as humans - look at China and India's future needs - it's not just about us. As citizens we need to become active in a move towards alternative energy sources and their viability as consumer products for Americans and for the hope of an Eco-friendly World.
Comments please, I want to know how you'all feel about this.