A good portion of the Gulf of Mexico is now a cesspool, a dead zone. We did it for oil, oil found only more than a miie under water, because all the other easy oil has already been found. But we`re still living in the Oil Age, and nobody wants to come off it.
Tonight I heard an interesting comment from an energy critic talking about the Oil Age. He said we didn`t leave the Stone Age because we ran out of stones. We left it, he said, because we learned better ways to make tools.
Well, I guess it`s a good thing we haven`t run out of stones, as we may be headed back there...