The price of oil tumbles but the devastating human cost remains.
What an astonishing and unpredictable moment. Crude oil prices are tanking and the US, producing 70% more in the last six years, is on the cusp of becoming, in a few months, the world’s largest oil exporter – more than Saudi Arabia!
This is good for consumers and our economy – temporarily.
Instead of decades of the punishing OPEC cartel and petro-state extortion, America has a real chance to get its groove back.
Consumers can send a powerful signal and we will never have quite this opportunity again – to alter the fossil fuel path – definitively.
Fossil fuel divestment is a real part of this change. But OPEC won’t be happy and will be back.
Capitalists praise the power of disruption to foster innovation but prefer inertia and an energy-addicted consumer.
Now it’s up to all of us. The stewards of our future.
24-6 Boycott. One day a week off the grid.
We, consumers all, can send prices even lower, enough to signal multinational corporations and repressive petro-states, that there’s more profit in responsible leadership. And we’re serious.
Help Oil Giants become sustainable Energy Companies.
Support coal miners transitioning to new livelihoods.
Acknowledge oil workers with whistle-blower protection and safer work conditions.
Spend a little time with our families and friends.
Bundle up in sweaters building snowmen.
Marvel at an astonishing Universe under a cold clear sky.
A spectacular sustainable future awaits.
With Big Oil extinction.
3 thoughts on “The return of cheap oil. This time don’t waste it.”
Your list on how we can all transition realistically is like poetry with great significance.
Well, at least I know my limits. But coming from you Walt, I’ll try to be readable.
great call to action, with the potential for far-reaching effects. great write up too, by the way.