Honestly, I am disappointed and angry. Here we are, I believe, confronting a crisis of monumental and lasting scope. Consider these stories from AlterNet:
- Iraq War May Have Increased Energy Costs Worldwide by a Staggering $6 Trillion Geoffrey Lean, The Independent. May 27, 2008.
The Iraq War means oil costs three times more than it should. How are our lives going to change with oil heading toward $200 a barrel?
- Get Ready to Spend $6,000 a Year on Gas Mark Clayton, Christian Science Monitor. May 14, 2008.
With prices at $120 a barrel, Americans are feeling the pain.
- How New Energy Order Will Dramatically Change our Daily Lives Michael T. Klare, Tomdispatch.com. April 16, 2008.
Get ready for a new world order in which energy will govern what we eat, where we live, and if and when we travel.
- Truck Drivers Block Freeway Traffic Across the U.S. to Protest Soaring Fuel Prices Barbara Ehrenreich, Barbaraehrenreich.com. April 8, 2008.
Faced with $4-per-gallon diesel fuel, truck drivers — who deliver 70 percent of the nation’s goods — are hitting the brakes.
- Bad News at the Pump: The Dangerous Implications of $100-Plus Oil Michael T. Klare, Tomdispatch.com. March 15, 2008.
On March 3, the price of crude reached its highest ever. Are energy costs becoming the decisive factor in the balance of global economic power?