Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Last post on the BP/Halliburton/TransOcean Macondo well blowout

"We're stuck doing what we've done ever since we lived in caves. Whenever we want some energy we light fire to something. The United States is stuck in a debate that says that harnessing the eternal sources of energy that run the planet is too expensive and too impractical. But China is not under that delusion, neither is Germany, Denmark or Spain. Nor Canada.

All these countries are ahead of us in developing clean technologies, diversified energy sources, creating the jobs that go with it and the infrastructure that goes with we pretend that it's impractical, while our factories rust and we complain about high unemployment."

The whole show is worth watching. Meanwhile in Japan...

See also new site, CounterSpill.

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