ok warrior once again you show your missing the point.
look at the source of the information that your looking at. API http://www.energytomorrow.org/index.html
API is the only national trade association that represents all aspects of America's oil and natural gas industry. Our 400 corporate members, from the largest major oil company to the smallest of independents, come from all segments of the industry. They are producers, refiners, suppliers, pipeline operators and marine transporters, as well as service and supply companies that support all segments of the industry <<< taken directly from the website.
these are the assholes charging us 4.00 per gallon, and your baseing all of your arguments on their information. Do you think they could possibly be bias? Yes i understand that the price of oil crude goes up and down. But that dosen't explain why they are making all time record profits. http://www.edf.org/article.cfm?contentid=4870 http://www.ucsusa.org/news/press_release/ExxonMobil-GlobalWarming-tobacco.htmlhttp://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06215/710851-115.stm
Remeber when tabacco companies would fund bogus companies claiming that ciggaretts didn't cause lung cancer? Same thing exxon is doing, with global warming. and some of you less informed people are buyin it hook line and sinker (WARRIOR)
Also you have to understand that it's not just an issue of global warming, there is also gobal pollution, all the toxins we dump into the enviorment, all the chemicals that seap into worldwide ecosystems, because we are poisioning ourself in the short term (remeber love cannal) over the long term the pollution would be reduced by nature but the shear number of chemicals introduced into the enviroment is devestating, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_pollution
30 year's ago brazil was facing the same oil outlook that the usa was, and for whatever reason ( i wasn't even born yet ) the usa decied to totally ignore the idea of looking for oil alternatives, So now brazil is run on sugar cane... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethanol_fuel_in_Brazil#Historical_background
Now we know we can't develope a sugar cane based economy we don't have as much sugar cane, But the point is that if we make the commitment as a whole to change out outlook on the future of energy we could change out dependance on oil all together. NO one is sayin that it will happen overnight, it's a gradual proceess over decades. Oil drilling and natural gas is finite even if it's 100 years or 200 year's or 500 years... eventually it will run out that's a fact...
the only people dragging their feet on this change concept are the oil companies who are funding massive amounts of public misinformation about global warming, and the impact of their industires activities on the planet.
if you don't belive that burnning gas from cars are harmful... go into your garage and close the doors and windows and run your car and sit there for a few minutes. (do not really do this you'll die) now look at what millions of commuters do in LA http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smog
global warming is only the effects of burning fossil fuels on the macro level, but even on the micro level it's dangerious and harmful to people and the enviroment, and we can see the micro level alot clearer with acid rain and smog and stayin in a garage with a car running,
fossil fuels arn't just inconvenicing us in 100 year's by changing the global tempature, they are effecting our ecosystems on a daily basis, and that's why alternatives to burning toxic fossil fuels must be found, it's not a democratic conspicary or a republican one, it's just the oil industry tryin to keep people away from not buying their product (like tabacco did). if we lived in brazil we'd already be self sufficant, If brazil can do it we can do it, then we won't have to deal with exxon or the islamic fundamentalists. (sometimes it's hard to tell which is worse)