I see a good deal of hand wringing and wailing about the price of oil since the Middle East has begun to wake up to "people power". The day many of our elite has dreaded is here, and this instability will cost our economy dear because we didn't prepare.
Well I hate to say this but:
We damned well told you so; but would you bloody listen? Your only contribution to the debate was "drill baby drill", and we all saw in the Gulf of Mexico where that idiotic rhetoric can lead. Ye gawds, it has been talked about for decades, never mind climate change that you cant or wont get your tiny little minds around; think economy.
The only thing that happens in the US in our insane drive for fossil fuels its smashing up mountains, and polluting aquifers by hydrofracking. Playing the "oh my gosh how did that happen" card when wells blow out, pipelines leak, and tankers run aground. You blindly ignore for profit that strip mining tar sands makes our country look like a lunar surface.
You don't stop to bloody think. Just give me the money honey and fuck the consequences. Have you ever thought of how much this will cost the rest of us and furure generations? Nah, you're just greedy assholes.
Huhne will say: "If the oil price doubled, as from $80 last year to $160 this year, it could lead to a cumulative loss of GDP of around £45bn over two years. This is not just far-off speculation: it is a threat here and now."
Its a matter of will we have
1] The technology
2] The resources
What we lack is the will to change.
Sometimes the answers are so obvious I wonder at my own sanity.
The speech is an attempt to galvanise public support for tough measures to create a green economy, after recent setbacks including attacks on the science of climate change and stalled international negotiations. .