In light of all the environmental discussions finishing up at the G8 summit I'd like to share an epiphany I've just had:
It's time to start using fossil fuels up as fast as we can.
Yep you heard me right. I'm no longer going to complain about wasting gas or air pollution cause by so many cars on the road or gas guzzling SUV's that serve no purpose other that to pad the auto-dealers and oil companie's pockets.
In fact I am welcoming the days we can no longer rely on fuels like coal and crude oil to move us around. Only then will we be forced to rely on "good clean" technologies like fuel cells and hydrogen cars. Obviously these technologies exist today but as long as oil is bringing in so much money there is no reason for governments to stop buying it and oil companies to stop selling it.
Plain and simple I am just tired of hearing about all the problems with air pollution on the radio and then go out on the street and see hundreds of cars lined up at a red light just sitting there idling away the $50 or so in gas they just paid to fill up their tank.
Just the other day I was in the longest wait i'd ever had in a Tim Horton's drive thru...and I was stuck behind a Ford Expedition. If you don't know this behemoth is only rivaled by the Hummer for it's massive size...economy is not in this vehicle producer's vocabulary. Anyway I was stuck behind this monster of an SUV for nearly 15mins as we slowly moved towards the window and I couldn't help but compare the fuel consumtion differences of our two vehicles...his huge 5.7 liter v8 to my 2.4 litre four-beater...I just didn't see the point in complaining as nothing I could say would make this person who spent about 60grand reconsider to buy something more fuel efficient.
Bring on the air pollution! Maybe it will literally take the world running out of oil to open people's eyes to the problems at hand. Sure some people may get sick or even die in the process...but they should have just bought an air conditioner with a hepa air-filter.
I have to go for a bit but i'll continue and finish my points when I get back...any thoughts so far though?