Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Earth Day

A worldwide polling outfit finds some interesting data about peak oil in public opinion. In part:
In the United States, the world's biggest oil consumer and among the biggest emitters of climate-warming pollution from fossil fuel use, 76 percent of respondents said oil is running out, but most believed the U.S. government mistakenly assumes there would be enough to keep oil a main source of fuel.

The whole thing here. Far as I can see, nobody in gummint is getting too excited about promoting mass transit, or high-speed rail, or anything but the amazing delusion that somehow a technological marvel or ecological outrage is gonna save our SUVs and far-flung 'burbs. Ol' Rick persists in the madness of the superhighway through the state with no apparent consideration of what will be rolling on it and no thought for land removed from agricultural production, entirely another concern. Anybody read about food riots in foreign lands?

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