Libya — What about the Oil?

One writer at Grist has offered a fairly familiar reason that the US and the UN are doing very little in Côte d’Ivoire and have taken steps to set up the no-fly zone in Libya. One word: Oil.

After we ban nuclear energy, I vote we ban fossil fuel. I vote we get really innovative and drastically change our societies across the globe before a major die back changes our societies for us. Who’s with me?


2 Responses to “Libya — What about the Oil?”

  1. I am with you 100%. You would think that after the BP disaster, we would take a serious look at oil and other fossil fuels. We haven’t really done that, but that is something that we need to change right now. We have already taken ourselves down a road and we are going to change the climate, but we need to stop using fossil fuels as soon as we possibly can to hopefully divert a major disaster.

  2. Good. Now, what do we do? Sell our cars and start walking? Write our representative and urge him or her to ban fossil fuels? I’m at a loss. Maybe we could storm a Ford dealership and set up a direct action protest.

    I guess I’m saying that I’d like to ban fossil fuels, but it seems unrealistic. The dark green in me is getting cynical, brown, and crusty around the edges.

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