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Oil spill may lead to change in “Consumer Society”

Could the BP Oil Spill be the Rosa Parks for Real Environmental Change?, AlterNet, by Devona Walker, 16 June 2010, We may have reached a tipping point when it comes to changing our energy consumption habits. “……While our Gulf Coast will likely take generations to recover from the deepwater BP oil spill, and it will likely take a good decade for our economy to fully recover from the financial crisis, both of these catastrophic events may just serve as tipping points for real change………..

Consumers are as much to blame for every gas-guzzling vehicles we purchase. Congress is to blame for the last decade of “renewable-energy-slashing” and propping up the petroleum industry with billions in tax rebates. Dick Cheney is definitely to blame. Obama, too, is to blame for obvious naivety in his initial response…………The BP oil spill is reminiscent of the beginning of a public opinion tipping point, the kind that precedes fundamental change, the kind that will ignite a movement. Could the BP Oil Spill be the Rosa Parks for Real Environmental Change? « SpeakEasy

June 17, 2010 - Posted by | general | , , , , ,

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