Mother Nature Rooting For Gas Prices to Climb Higher

By: Karin Goodhue
By: Karin Goodhue

Are high gas prices actually good for the environment? Reaching $4 a gallon, people are finally driving less. It’s the “Inconvenient Truth” about fuel prices.

Whether you have seen the documentary with Al Gore, listened to the news or just stepped outside, you know that Mother Earth has been getting hotter. People can call global warming a myth, but there’s no reason it should be 100° in early June for a whole week, nonetheless.  We, as residents of Earth, are slowly destroying our planet. Yes, there are many citizens who partake in the steps suggested to help lower the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere, but there are still a lot of people who simply don’t care.

Our planet gives us a lot of resources that sustain life. Why don’t we give back to her? We should know that it’s better to drive less in order to help the fragile atmosphere, but unfortunately a lot of people don’t think that way. If it’s not directly affecting them, who cares? But now, it is. Gas prices have reached a historically high price of $4 a gallon. This price is finally forcing people to question the amount they drive. WITN posted a web poll asking viewers if the high gas prices would affect the way they drive. 85% of responses answered yes.

People are driving less because fuel prices are becoming unaffordable. They are carpooling, taking public transit, buying fuel-efficient cars. It’s so sad that this is what had to happen for the majority of citizens to actually do something, and what is even sadder is that they don’t realize that they are doing it for a much bigger cause. Who knew that the cost of gas would actually help Mother Earth? It’s the “Inconvenient Truth” of our economy and gas prices.

I hope readers remember this when fuel prices go back down…if they go back down. Drive less because you should, not because you can’t afford it.

To find out what else you can do to help the planet, visit this link and watch the minute-long video I directed which illustrates six easy steps to do your part. And drop a comment here to let me know how you’re helping the planet. Thanks for reading.
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  • by Alphadog Location: Hatteras on Jul 3, 2008 at 07:39 PM
    I agree. Drive less if you can. Be responsible stewards of the planet we share. Don't be wasteful. That being said, the cult that is "global warming" has a history and people should know what it is. In the 70s, the "experts" predicted an ice age and demanded government action. In the 90s it was global it's "climate change"...a ridiculous chicken little scare tactic that is unarguable. Of course the climate changes. It always has, and it always will. More and more scientist are becoming sceptical of the "facts" Mr. Gore has pushed as doctine of this new religion. His science simply doesn't hold up. We will lose our freedom as we know it if we give up our industry. That is exactly what we have been choking to death...not our planet, but our ability to provide for our people and protect the world from the bad guys. We should become energy independent...period. Use oil now, but force the issue. The real denial is believing we can do without oil.
  • by Spike Location: Bath on Jul 2, 2008 at 10:47 AM
    Global Warming doesn't necessarily mean that the world is ending anytime soon, and that is not even suggested in this blog. It's about driving less being beneficial for the environment and high gas prices directly affecting that. No need to get worked up because no one is wrong. And by the way, Froto needs to actually read Tolkien, because it's spelled F-R-O-D-O.
  • by Froto Location: The Shire on Jul 1, 2008 at 09:48 PM
    Bilbo... you can't have your ring back!
  • by agree with not that hot Location: fountain on Jun 29, 2008 at 10:44 AM
    NOT THAT HOT, i agree completley!!! little heat wave does not spell the end of the world. look back thru history and u'll see that the earth frequently goes through cycles of hot/cold weather, just as we go through cycles of active hurricane and little hurricane activity...for those of you who think the end of the world is coming, all i can say is that i hope u have saved your rations from the Y2K panic froma few years ago..since that was the last fictional fiasco built up by the media.
  • by Captain Planet on Jun 22, 2008 at 05:03 PM
    I recycle. And carpooling definitely helps out the planet and the pocket. Go Team!
  • by lisa jackson Location: grimesland on Jun 13, 2008 at 10:48 AM
    i feel that everytime i pull up to the gas tank i take it up the "tail pipe" and all i can do is grin and take it.
  • by Cheers for It's Here, Deal with IT! Location: Doesn't matter on Jun 13, 2008 at 07:43 AM
    It's Here Deal with IT, Cheers to you... my mouth dropped at the comment Not that Hot left... just goes to show how some people don't want to open their eyes to see what WE ALL are doing to this precious planet. Not so Hot is actually a perfect name for this person... "not so hot" logic, "not so hot" personality, "not so hot" outlook... I could go on forever. Not so hot, open your eyes!!
  • by It's Here, Deal with IT! Location: The World on Jun 12, 2008 at 08:40 AM
    I can see someone is a non-believer, Not that Hot! Look at the stats - record high temps are not the only reason to explain global warming, but what about the ice caps, the fact that polar bears are going extinct, or the giant wildfire in Eastern NC, the biggest we've ever had! Increase in wildfires is another effect of global warming. Maybe you should do a little bit more research, Not That Hot! Or just go back to destroying the planet, since you seem to be better suited at that.
  • by Not That Hot! Location: Greenville on Jun 11, 2008 at 05:29 PM
    One heat wave does not make Global Warming! Just as one cold snap does not mean global cooling. Perhaps you're better suited to directing than making claims on global warming.
  • by Stephen Location: Greenville on Jun 11, 2008 at 11:06 AM
    "Drive less because you should, not because you can’t afford it." This will help save our beautiful planet! Great Blog!
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