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The Archies

Photo diaries from travels around our humble globe are still being posted; the unemployment diary has been downsized as i am now employed! I hope to post stuff to keep you distracted from your respective employment.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005


If there's one thing that kind of frightens me, it's peak oil. Or rather the denial of the phenomenon. Here's a haiku on the subject:

Fingers in our ears
singing "La la la la la!
Oil lasts forever!"

I know it's fashionable to blame America and Bush for everything from the current state of the entire world to the lack of good television - but it does strike me that this problem won't get any attention or priority until there's a president who doesn't come from a huge oil family. Just sayin.

I'm not a big greenpeacer, i'm not a big conservationist, i don't vote for the green party-- i just think that this will affect us in a big way, and, like the 2000 software thing, we could all band together and be ready for it (I'm not a doomsday guy - i'm an optimist!!). Instead we are in blatant denial and continue to whore ourselves to questionable governments in the middle east over this stuff.

Anyhow. The above website talks about it, sponsored by >>> Chevron! This topic interests you you might see this film.

2 Comments:

  • At 8:51 PM, Blogger Rainypete said…

    It'll all run out someday, but people won't see it in their own generation so they choose to pretend it won't happen. Sort of a generational not in my backyard approach.

     
  • At 3:23 PM, Blogger Martini said…

    The CEO of Ford misrepresented Canadians in October by telling Parliament that we do not want electric or hydrogen-powered cars. Twice I wrote to my member of parliament, Russ Powers, about this. Twice Russ Powers ignored me. His fingers must have been in his ears and over his eyes.

     

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