Environmental Commentary: "Grow Up, America"

This 1992 FoxSense graphic still seems relevant.

Since 1992, despite some concern over carbon dioxide emissions and climate change, despite moves toward increasing energy conservation and efficiency, and despite slow advances in renewable energy technology, petroleum remains America's "go-to" transportation fuel.

U. S. oil consumption has increased from 2.11 gallons per person per day to 2.41 gallons per person per day.  Collectively we have increased our daily consumption from about 13 million barrels per day (1992) to about 18-19 million barrels per day (2012).

Will this cartoon be applicable in 2025?

 
 A comment on U.S. energy policy from  FoxSense . © Fred Montague

A comment on U.S. energy policy from FoxSense. © Fred Montague