Well said...

In light of the comments on (the lack of) government involvement in the previous post, I point you to a good summary piece today by Dave Roberts (he and praktike (also of Liberals Against Terrorism), ah hell all of them over at Grist, are always worth a read).

The story? The post is basically a rundown of Roscoe Bartlett's efforts and candid conversations. It sounds like he's pretty much all alone on this one so far.

Money quote (from Bartlett):

When Bartlett is asked what his colleagues' reaction has been to his speeches, he says:

"They'd like to know more about it. It's not something that they even thought about before. Most people have assumed, I have no idea why you would assume that, that oil is forever."

Isn't it nice to know that our representative government has its finger on the pulse of America? You go, Roscoe!

(Also, I may or may not have a summary link fest this evening. I am in the midst of grading and other academic hells. It will be a slow posting week for me at best. PG)

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When I stayed up the other night to see Bartlett speak, there was NO ONE in the audience. Granted, it's not like he was speaking before a full session of congress, but I don't know what the other circumstances of his previous speeches were. For all we know, there was no one there then, either.

Thank goodness for Bartlett--I only hope he has a good audience some time.

no there's never anyone there for special orders except for the folks that are speaking and the appointed speaker...

Bartlett was on tonight. I wasn't paying attention or I would have posted that today. You can go to CSPAN and play it streaming I think.

For those of you who hold the government as being IGNORANT ABOUT PEAK OIL, well have a read: http://www.energybulletin.net/5882.html

Guys, it is ALL ABOUT MONEY. The unmitigated greed of the majority of our politicians is almost inconceivable to normal citizens. They are totally controlled by it, and they are driving this country headlong over the cliff FOR THEIR OWN PERSONAL GAIN!

Bush has always known - all of them have! It has been in every energy briefing given to every president when he takes office!! Get real - these guys have a 4 or 8 year window to line their pockets for their remaining lifetime.

Please do not excuse them - they are riding on the backs of the rest of us...in high style!