To paraphrase George Monbiot:
There is not enough oil. We are all going to die!
. . . oh, wait . . .
There is too much oil. We are all going to die!
It must be really depressing being an environmental alarmist. No matter what happens, you have a compelling need to see it as a dire threat to the very existence of humanity.
As one would expect, Mr. Monbiot fails to note that much of the United State’s newly found energy wealth is in the form of natural gas, and as a result, “total [U.S] CO2 emissions this year are on track to drop to the lowest level since 1991.”
If you were wondering where all the Puritanical guilt went as our society become more secularized, I think the environmental movement has found it for us.