Tuesday, April 18, 2006

the price of our addicition

“The U.S. lives in an energy trap. We fell into it gladly, dug it deeper and sit fat and happy, with blinders on. We're fed daily meals of imported oil, from countries we pay in IOUs and think we can push around. But now we're starting to see the costs and risks of our dependency—and I don't only mean gasoline averaging $2.74 a gallon at the pump.”

This article is an excellent introduction to peak oil. If you’ve been looking for a brief summary of the issue from a mainstream media source to share with your friends and family here it is.

The Price of Our Addiciton
by Jane Bryant Quinn

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