Thursday, June 10, 2010
When I think about my 10 month old grand daughter I have to wonder what kind of world she will see in her lifetime. My generation and those close to mine are using up the earth resources at an unsustainable rate. Peak oil was projected to be around 2006 or 2008. We are close to the downside or already there and it won't take a 100 years to use what is left. When I hear the "drill baby drill" mantra I say no, leave it in the ground for our grand children. Let's change how we live now so the children of today have some natural resources when they are old. It is not just about oil, it is clean water, arable land, pollution of our oceans to name a few. We need more public transportation, fewer sprawling suburbs, more alternative energy, less water use, more hybrid cars and less consumption. Personally I have a hybrid car, recycle almost everything, have solar panels and still need to do more.