As bad as gas prices are now, they could be far worse. In fact, they already are in other countries. This article explores how things would change if gas cost $10 a gallon. There would be no more pizza or newspaper delivery, plastic water bottles or other daily things we take for granted. FedEx, UPS, and taxis would be a luxury for the rich. But, after a short recession and period of adaptation to fuel costs, this article suggests we just might be better off because of the push that would ensue for alternative fuel, telecommuting, home rooftop gardens, etc. Check out the “what if” article by clicking here.
This is why we really need to come up with solutions to global warming, and soon. If the earth’s temperature rises just six degrees, according to the National Geographic special that I posted about previously, “Six Degrees Could Change The World,” here’s what they predict would happen. It’s pretty scary.