“…My initial reaction to Winning the Oil Endgame (reviewed in a prior blog) was wild enthusiasm.
Here at last was a practical blue print for cheaply and painlessly ending our reliance on foreign oil with existing technology.
The elegance of author Amory Lovinsâ€™ proposal is that it simultaneously ends our need for military domination (and unwinnable wars against Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan) of Middle East oil fields …
… and solves the issue of the US carbon debt.
I have never been a big fan of the automobile â€“ relying for most of my life on my bicycle and public transportation.
However I am aware that most Americans love their cars and that women with young children and people in rural and disadvantaged communities with poor public transportation simply canâ€™t get by without them.
Unfortunately my positive feelings didnâ€™t last long.
As I performed an Internet search for to identify car makers embracing carbon fiber technology, my initial excitement was replaced by confusion …
… as I realized nearly all the action is happening in China, India, Japan and Germany.
The confusion morphed into anger, followed by dismay as the usual questions popped into mind.
Why is Obama throwing three trillion dollars at the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan … and five trillion dollars at the banks …
… when for an investment of $180 billion (over 10 years â€“ all recoverable) he could â€“ in one fell swoop â€“
– totally end our reliance on foreign oil, withdraw our troops from the Middle East, restore US competitiveness with foreign automakers …
… and eliminate both our sovereign and carbon debt?
Why isnâ€™t this stuff front page news?
And why does the mainstream â€œclimate changeâ€ movement try to reduce carbon emissions by guilt tripping individual Americans into changing their lightbulbs and turning their thermostats down?
While the majority of Americans can take these admonitions in stride (most simply ignore them by denying that climate change is occurring) …
… psychiatrists and psychologists are seeing a lot of really anxious people who sit in cold apartments during the winter …
… because theyâ€™re afraid of destroying the planet…”
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