President Obama spoke yesterday regarding his goal to reduce our reliance on imported oil by a third, in the coming decade. The vision is largely predicated on increased domestic drilling and production. As anyone would concede, the concept is a stop gap. It does not, in fact, improve our ability to separate from the very fuel which is indisputably and perilously finite.
Others have observed the psychology of our energy predicament that we can only seem to muster any urgency over it when gas prices are severe (predictably every summer right before vacation) but when they reasonably stabilize we seem to conveniently forget the circling danger. Like hitting the snooze. The metaphor is not mine. I just thought it was accurate.
This Groundhog Day price cycle rhythm of angst and apathy is going to leave us stranded.
Performed by ipoet. Music produced by dj transform.
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