Support the Biofuel Act

I hope that our leaders will be committed to the Biofuel Act proposed by Bukidnon Representative Juan Miguel Zubiri.

Over the weekend, CNN ran a special on the oil crisis. Entitled We were Warned, the special painted a grim picture of 2009, when all the oil refineries and pipelines in Texas were destroyed by a hurricane and terrorists attacked oil installations in Saudi Arabia. The events that would follow all over the world can only be described in one word: catastrophic.

To date, America, being a superpower that it still is, does not have a strong contingency program with regards to its oil supply (or its eventual decline). Brazil, on the other hand, is near to declaring energy-independent, with the country running solely on ethanol. In other words, "What oil crisis?"

Indeed, our leaders and those concerned should be committed to the Biofuel Act - simply because we should all be afraid...we should all be prepared...we should all think about the next generation and what's (not) in store for them. All these oil resources, we will someday use it all up. What happens then?

Me? I'm just scared shitless.

posted by vina @ 6:00 PM           

2 Comments:

At 6:11 PM, April 26, 2006, Blogger Sidney said...

There are probably enough alternatives to oil today but as long as the United States are not interested it will not push trough.
I am more afraid by "global warming" than by the lack of oil.

 
At 6:54 PM, April 26, 2006, Blogger vina said...

that's a valid point, tito sidney. global warming is indeed REAL, but i do not know why we/our leaders are not taking this seriously.

i remember one "Daily Show with Jon Stewart" episode last year when they made fun (again, for the nth time) of President Bush, relative to how the country is addressing global warming. the episode showed two video bits of press conferences: one was when he was newly elected (so that would be like 3 or 4 years ago, i guess?), and the other, the current one (last year's). when asked what he is doing about global warming, he gave one and the same answer on both conferences: "We are looking into it and we are finding ways to address that issue."

or something to that effect.

 

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