Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Passing (on) Gas
Are you as alarmed as I am about the cost of oil reaching $100 a barrel? Chances are good that you're just worried about 87 octane costing $3.00 a gallon. What are we going to do about it? I've been carpooling. But that's a pretty short term fix. Jonathan Golob (known to some as Seattle's only scientist) has put together a nice little call to arms over at his blog. In a rally the troops approach, he's thinking about environmentally friendly potential of oil shale and coal as dominant American energy sources. It's easier for me to get behind other (closer to implementation) innovations like residential solar, wind, and even geothermal production than by ravaging the land for its energy. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't surf on over to DearScience to read what he has to say. And after you're done there, go over to the World's Fair for an excellent essay linking $100 oil with Cuba.