The oil thing

Mark Jones markjones011 at
Wed Jan 22 08:49:19 MST 2003

At 22/01/2003 15:39, Jon wrote:

 > in discussions I am having with people I make
>my prime argument that given the finite nature of oil reserves, the
>first obligation of this generation of humanity should be to use what
>oil and gas resources are left to build the infrastructure for the
>energy complex of the future.
>At the same time we should be seeking every form of energy conservation
>available, from investment in mass transit, to reconfiguration of our
>housing patterns. I think that such a program could be inspiring to
>young people, witness the Nader campaign of 2000.

I agree 100% with this. This is exactly the right political stance because
it does show that catastrophe is not inevitable, but drastic change must be
accepted as inevitable in order to avoid catastrophe.


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