Obviously, America as a country is not doing a very good job handling the energy crisis. This is a discussion on what you think we should be doing to create energy for our future.
Argue your viewpoint:
Should we put forth effort to revamp the energy economy with already existing renewable energy sources (ex. wind, tidal, geothermal etc.).
Or put effort into theoretical, but highly efficient forms of energy that have yet to be created (ex. Fusion, magnetism, etc.).
Or, maybe, should we continue in the pursuit of oil, perhaps refining the process to be more efficient.
Or any other plan that may work for America.
... how about we stop killing brown skinned people around the world, stop voting for fucksticks that serve their masters on wall street and decimate our economy for the profit of a few, and mandate a newly funded and empowered DOE take on a manhatten-project style pursuit of clean power technologies?
Oh... and a renewed focus on education might drag us out of our slide towards a dark ages. Our capacity for self destruction still exceeds our moral restraint... how much longer can we walk this tightrope?
Fossil fuels need to go for thousands of reasons...
The energy "crisis" is a profit machine. Supply and demand, money and power, politics and ignorance are all tied to a world balanced on the edge of a sword wielded by a few.
Jared Diamond wrote a book called Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail, or Succeed. National Geographic made a show based on his book. Climate meddling dates back 8,000 years. Watch the video showing deforestation. Thomas Jefferson noted in his diary how cutting trees in North America to make farmland affected climate.