Originally posted by nixie_nox
reply to post by Fractured.Facade
Or Americans lessen their dependence on oil.
Of course, people should just stop driving right?
Oil as our energy source is how everything around you and in your home, including your food got there... All of it!
Either ships, trains, and millions of trucks... All burn a lot more fuel than cars, all of them charge rates based on fuel prices.
Americans can reduce their own personal dependence on oil, but our economy can't... NOT YET!
There is no alternative... at least nothing viable.
How do you get a truckload of frozen foods, or meats to market without diesel fuel and a truck?
Average loads weigh 45,000 pounds?
Can we use solar, or wind power for that?
How do we keep it cold while being transported? Refrigeration units on trucks also need diesel fuel.
What about EVERYTHING ELSE?
Including international trade?
Our economy is entirely dependant on oil, like it or not, it is the reality, anything that affects oil production and costs will have profound impact
on our entire economy.
Again, it may sound easy for Americans to be less dependant on oil, but it isn't at all that easy.
Good luck making it happen in time to prevent the inevitable economic disaster that will come soon enough.
Don't wake up to this when it is too late for you!