With our nearby Gulf of Mexico the scene of perhaps the U.S.’s worse eco-disaster ever, Fresh Rocket felt compelled to lend our talents to the widespread efforts to communicate a strong belief that the time has come to make drastic and positive changes in our energy policies. These efforts are anchored by ChangeSurvive.com, as well as Twitter updates and a very active Facebook page.
On Wednesday, we also released an original video, The Fable of the Third Planet. Written by Joyce, the story is a compelling look at the perils of ignoring the damage we are doing to our planet. It features a voice-over by David K. Jones and wonderful photography from a variety of photographers.
Please take a moment to watch The Fable of the Third Planet and share with others. This story is too important to ignore.
For over 40 years, the government, and the people, of the U.S. have ignored one opportunity after another to change our addiction to oil. The OPEC oil embargo in 1973 was a perfect opportunity to start the change. We ignored it. President Jimmy Carter outlined his oil crisis warning in 1979. We ignored it. The Exxon Valdez disaster in 1989 was a clear example of the environmental perils of crude oil. We ignored it. 9-11 bluntly showed how our oil addiction was directly funding those who most wanted to destroy our country. We ignored it.
Today, the Gulf of Mexico is threatened with a truly disastrous situation. WE CANNOT IGNORE IT.