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  •  Stop It Jermome! (4.00)
    The only thing that is important to humanity in the long run is not how much oil is left but how much of it ends up as combustion byproducts in our atmosphere. (Not to say that I haven't found all your posts very useful ;) ) By having this endless debate about the price of oil were ignoring the most important fact that price DOESN'T MATTER. Nor does how much is left. IF we had an infinite supply and it cost 2 cents a barrel, we'd STILL need to stop using it all TODAY. Even then, it may be too late. (See Lovelock in the UK Guardian last week.)
    •  You are very right.. (none)
      ..about the effects of using oil.

      Jerome is right too.

      Just two reasons to kick our oil addiction.

      A third is the political consequences of depending upon other countries for our energy needs.

    •  Ah, but decling supply and increasing costs (none)
      Will do exactly what all else couldn't do:  Bring us way below what even Kyoto accords targeted for global emmisions!
    •  All true, but... (none)
      You have to go with what people will listen to. Remember, you're dealing with people who think reality TV is the highest form of entertainment — they can't think in abstract terms like environmental impacts, or they wouldn't be like that.

      Pitch it as national security. Pitch it as preserving their way of life. If the goal is to reduce or eliminate oil consumption, that's the only way you're going to make it happen. Unfortunately.

      Hatred is murder (1 John 3:15)
      You can take a break from politics, but life just keeps a-comin’.

      by dirtroad on Thu Jan 26, 2006 at 07:18:34 PM PST

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