Tuesday, April 04, 2006

guess who, rolling stones, kinks, and gas

Motorists are mad over gas prices that average $2.58 nationally. Well, in the immortal words of the Guess Who, "B-b-b-b-baby you just ain't seen nothing yet." Demand for oil is rising both domestically and internationally, reserves are dropping, and to quote the immortal Rolling Stones, gas prices will be "going up up up up up." And up. If we're lucky and take appropriate action, we'll have enough oil for long enough to make a transition to some other sort of energy to keep us well-stocked with Chilean grapes and Chinese t-shirts, and won't have to rue the warning of the immortal Kinks when "a gallon of gas can't be purchased anywhere for any amount of cash."

If not, well it'll be ugly. And ironic if we run out of oil and our Age of Oil civilization collapses AFTER we have burned enough of the stuff to provoke run-away global climate change anyway.