Recently Greenpeace protested the oil industry by having people hang from a bridge in Portland Oregon to prevent a Shell Oil Company ship from leaving port.
This ship was headed to the arctic to assist in drilling for new oil north of Alaska
The Icebreaker Fennica was carrying a capping stack which would aid in the process in case there was an oil spill.
This is the same Greenpeace that the founder of the organization has resigned because it has gotten too extreme and no longer relies on facts to support their actions.
Wouldn't it be nice if people would participate in positive actions and try to improve the situation and look for solutions that would help create a better world instead of trying to take humanity back to the seventeenth century with their outdated and barbaric actions?
News Flash: we are gong to be needing oil for as long as humanity exists on this planet. Alternative sources can and will be found, but fossil fuels will always be in demand. That is a cold hard fact.
Why do you think God gave us fossil fuels? He gave them to us to use. Exploration, production and the use of fossil fuels is becoming more efficient and environmentally safe as we learn new technologies to make them so.
We owe our present living standards to fossil fuels, if it weren't for oil, we would still be living in the long gone dark ages, so to speak.
The fossil fuels will always have an important use in our world, to try and eliminate them would be not in our best interest, short-sighted and serve no one.
Even if Greenpeace stops the big bad villain America from using oil, they will never stop countries like Russia and China, countries who don't have the technology and safeguards we do.
It would be far better to channel their energy to finding better more positive ways to harvest the oil. The oil was put there for us to use. We will never run out, new sources of oil are found every day as the technology improves, and the new technology has made it more environmentally friendly.
There will always be accidents and environmental mishaps. Just because something doesn't go as it should, doesn't mean we stop doing it, we just find a better way of doing it. That is called progress.
It seems to me that is the better course to follow, sure beats crawling in a hole and transporting back to the middle ages and living in a cave.