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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