Monday, February 4, 2008

What are we waiting for?

It is our task in our time and in our generation to hand down undiminished to those who come after us, as was handed down to us by those who went before, the natural wealth and beauty which is ours.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA.

The USA has long led the industrialized world and been the bastion of democracy during bitter struggles with totalitarian ideologies. Yet as the world's biggest consumer of energy very little is spent on finding alternatives to the burning of fossil fuels that are the biggest contributor to gren houses gases. Maybe it's because there is not enough pain to the average consumer yet. Or maybe the torch has yet to pass to a new generation of Americans.

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