Recently Greenpeace protested the oil industry by having people hang from a bridge in Portland Oregan to prevent a Shell Oil Company ship from leaving port.
This ship was headed to the arctic to assist in drilling for new oil north of Alaska
The Icebreaker Fennica was carrying a capping stack which would aid in the process in case there was an oil spill.
This is the same Greenpeace that the founder of the organization has resigned because it has gotten too extreme and no longer relies on facts to support their actions.
Wouldn’t it be nice if people would participate in positive actions and try to improve the situation and look for solutions that would help create a better world instead of trying to take humanity back to the seventeenth century with their outdated and barbaric actions?
News Flash: we are gong to be needing oil for as long as humanity exists on this planet. Alternative sources can and will be found, but fossil fuels will always be in demand. That is a cold hard fact.
Why do you think God gave us fossil fuels? He gave them to us to use. Exploration, production and the use of fossil fuels is becoming more efficient and environmentally safe as we learn new technologies to make them so.
We owe our present living standards to fossil fuels, if it weren’t for oil, we would still be living in the long gone dark ages, so to speak.
The fossil fuels will always have an important use in our world, to try and eliminate them would be not in our best interest, short-sighted and serve no one.
Even if Greenpeace stops the big bad villain America from using oil, they will never stop countries like Russia and China, countries who don’t have the technology and safeguards we do.
It would be far better to channel their energy to finding better more positive ways to harvest the oil. The oil was put there for us to use. We will never run out, new sources of oil are found every day as the technology improves, and the new technology has made it more environmentally friendly.
Ther will always be accidents and environmental mishaps. Just because something doesn’t go as it should, doesn’t mean we stop doing it, we just find a better way fo doing it. That is called progress.
It seems to me that is the better course to follow, sure beats crawling in a hole and transporting back to the middle ages and living in a cave.
The author has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature, landscapes and studying native cultures. Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt, the Canary Islands, much of the Caribbean. He has studied the Mayan Cultures in Central America and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!
He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.
For more information and a link to his hardcover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website, www.journeysthrulife.com.
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There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world, When looking back in history, I soon discovered this has always been a problem, Benjamin Franklin once said, ”Of all the senses, common sense seems to be the one that is used the least.” As obvious as it may seem, many seem to be totally oblivious to it. Most, if not all of the problems the world faces today could be solved if people would just sit back and think about what would seem to be the most obvious and simple solution to any issue. Often times people tend to overcomplicate the issues. I often think back to what my parents and grandparents believed and said, at the time I thought they were totally out of their mind and ignored it. I now wish I would have listened and followed their advice. It is now evident they were a lot smarter than we gave them credit for. Many times, in today’s world, the schools and universities can no longer be counted on to teach truth and values that will guide someone through life.
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