Thursday, March 07, 2013

Inconvenient Truth-Telling

Yes, the Keystone Pipeline is unpopular for some very understandable reasons. But also consider--if the pipeline is prevented from being constructed, do you think all that $100-a-barrel oil is just going to be left under (or is it "in") the Canadian soil?

Also: what do you think is the carbon-footprint difference between a pipeline and a continuous use of railroads to transport the same oil?

And yes, I know how hard it is to get convenience-addicted Americans to curb consumption overnight, or even quickly. (It's not just filling the tanks of SUVs, but also everything made of plastic that qualifies as a "petroleum product.") How much curbing has happened during the seven years since millions of Americans flocked to see An Inconvenient Truth?

As always, strategize for the Long Game, even as we plan our next play.
(Design by me.)

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