WE Demand Oil


It occurred to me today while watching a local morning news coverage on fuel alternatives that the world’s problem with oil is that it really is about power. It isn’t about preserving our natural resources or creating a more sustainable future for our children, but it’s about who gets the most oil in their possession. I don’t even know how gas makes a car run and I sure think it’s pure ingenuity that those people way-back-in-the-day figured out how to use a liquid substance like gas and make a car go. Yet we’ve come a long way from those early crank-up automobiles and we’ve figured out a lot more things–including alternatives for gas and oil. We really have! But today I realized that it doesn’t seem like we’ve really found anything because it isn’t popular and not really on the market yet. Why not? Well, as necessity brought about the invention of the automobile, the invention of the automobile has created a necessity for oil (and we’re not talking about just for cars and trucks).  OIL is on demand, which is why the government isn’t willing to give it up, and why corporations are not going to switch to selling algae. What can we do about this?

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