Monday, May 3, 2010

Should we really be that shocked about this oil spill? We've become so dependent on the automobile that we have to drill in every conceivable spot we can. White flight to the suburbs that started the late 70's was predicated on the ability to commute to jobs in the city in a reasonable time and relatively cheaply.

One car families have become 4 car families and the resulting congestion and rising fuel costs seem to baffle us for some reason. Why?

We're not going to come out of this problem easily. We treat the Earth's natural resources as consumables to make profit from in the case of the oil companies. We can make a comeback, but now it's going to take a real effort.

Don't blame my generation completely on this problem. I took the bus and rode my bike to my little league games.