Ways to break the tyranny of oil are coming into view. Governments need to promote them. Ways to break the dependency on oil are discussed, including a gasoline tax. The author states that the public must be made aware of the externalities that come with our dependency on oil.
"Petroleum Jelly—The Rub Behind The Goop." Do you really want to use a fossil fuel on your body? Find out about the history of petroleum and its effects on your health. http://www.honeycolony.com/article/petroleum-jelly-the-rub-behind-the-goop/
Energy and Climate Change in the Southwest: A Prologue -Last year was the hottest and driest on record in Texas. There were 90 days of 100-degree heat in Austin. The Texas drought of 2011 was the driest 12-month period on record, by a large margin. The state is just beginning to emerge from under the deep red blotch that consumed it on precipitation maps.