Thursday, December 27, 2007

Oil, it's not just for transpo anymore

"We are all addicts of fossil fuels in a state of denial, about to face cold turkey. And like so many addicts about to face cold turkey, our leaders are now committing violent crimes to get what little is left of what we’re hooked on." -Kurt Vonnegut

Most people think of their cars when they think of the world running out of oil. Well, it's time to think again. While transportation is the main use for imported oil in this country imagine what life would be like without all the things in this picture.

Taken from a National Geographic article entitled The End of Cheap Oil it shows a family of 7 from Stowe, Ohio sitting on their front lawn in front of all the things in their house that were made using petroleum based plastics. Now you may be able to adapt to riding your bike as opposed to driving your car, but seriously, no large yellow rubber balls? I'm sellin' my car.

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