What pisses me off is that the technology to produce vehicles that run on non-polluting renewable energy sources is available - I believe it needs work to make a vehicle that's feasible for longer drives, but for the kind of commute most people have every day, it is feasible.
We have created our own dependence on motorized transport, but there are ways we can accommodate that without killing our planet. The problem seems to be that the previously assumed immortal life span of the oil (and soon to be corn?) cash cow might come to an end.
Why else isn't every government on the planet legislating a significant decrease in the amount of pollution producing and planet raping fuel used by forcing restricted use of oil-burning vehicles within city limits? If consumers were left with no choice, they would buy the eco-friendly vehicles - and the car manufacturers would do as they always do - bow to the almighty dollar and begin mass producing them.
It's pure unadulterated greed that's killing our planet, plain and simple.
eta -posted before reading all of the posts here - seems I've leaped on the same band wagon as Mikey.
Last edited by Zan; Apr 25th, 2008 at 08:32 PM..