A $200 per barrel is a possible scenario if you ask speculators and stock brokers, indeed fuel prices will pump up but the scary reality here is we’re all addicted to fuel we’ re like coke heads whose life will astray without daily snort. The ailing US economy still bully and the demise to their greediness (with subprime borrowings) long been speculated finally a reality. They’re hell bent on regaining what they’ve lost by looking at other commodities at world market where they could gain if price jacked-up – commodities like rice, wheat, corn and soy. Damn these people!
Speaking of fuel addiction, in Naga City alone even without hard proof I can say that motorcycle sales and plying the street have quadrupled over the last few years. What’s in it for us? More fuel demand, more price hike as it is all connected and more emission to ozone layer. The global warming issue has fallen to deaf ears media giants like CNN or ABS-CBN have been campaigning for it daily. People don’t seem to care anymore yet we’re still struck by what happened at Myanmar or China or its Mother Nature way of eliminating expendables.
SOLUTION? My 2-cents worth would be an initiative by LGU to campaign (yes, the best they could do for now) non-fuel efforts by citizens like BICYCLE, carpool and walk short distances destination. Mayor Jesse is such an influence to Nagueños if only we could (seriously) start with City Hall employees then perhaps people would notice and follow later. Maximize the use of PLASTICS! Recycle shopping bags. Yes, these are miniscule effort but if 100,000 constituents are doing it then it’s a whole different city.