If you go to YouTube and search “Don’t be fuelish,” you’ll come across a cache of public service announcements from 1974, warning Americans that the world was running out of oil. In one of them, a little blond kid stands in the torch of the Statue of Liberty, lamenting that all of the oil is going to be used up by the time he goes to college. Kid looks to be 9 or 10 years old. So, basically, he was worried that all the world’s supply of fuel would be used up by 1985.
The solution proposed by progressives in 1974 was the same as they are pushing forty years later as a response to “Global Warmening”; stop using fossil fuels, restrict individual liberty (Remember how the speed limit used to be 55 MPH because we needed to conserve energy?), embiggen Government. And the tactics were exactly the same… threaten people with DOOM! unless the progressive scheme was implemented. (“Think of the children! Won’t someone think of the children!”) Oh, and they also used actors to push their message.
Just something to ponder as Global Warming Scientician Michael Mann faces contempt of court charges for refusing to release the data he used to come up with the infamous “hockey stick graph” that supposedly demonstrates inevitable Global Warmening Doom unless we …. stop using fossil fuels, restrict individual liberty, and embiggen Government.