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Andrew Nikiforuk on Our Energy Slaves

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Andrew Nikiforuk, crusading anti-tar-sands journalist and author, writes in the Tyee about our oil consumption and compares it to the energy output of human beings. He concludes we have become temporary masters of oil slaves. Now most people don't regard oil, say, as an energy slave or a liquid replacement for human muscle, but they probably should. Thanks to petroleum, every North American now behaves, thinks and often looks like an obese and overbearing 19th century slave owner. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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