The question is whether or not to drill to best meet our energy needs. I really do not lean more one way or the other. I am more of the person who finds it available I will purchase it. For example, when our televisions went digital over analog I went out and purchased the digital cable that was necessary in order to watch my television. Analog was no longer available so I went out and purchased what was available. I am the same way when concerning saving energy. Just like everyone else I will purchase what is available. If oil ceases to be available because people decide to shut it down then I will purchase the alternative in order for what I need to work to work. I guess if I had to choose one over the other I would choose to continue to drill. The amount of jobs that will be lost in this country as a result of trying to save energy is tremendous. Over 12,000 people in the US alone will lose jobs (www.noia.org). Not to mention there are now colleges that offer training to get into the oil and gas industries (The Edge, Community college to train for oil, gas jobs p13A). In this economy we should be working on saving and creating jobs. Once our economy is better we can work on how we can make it better.
The perceptual block and habit that hinder my thinking when looking at the opposing view would be Self-Deception. Self-deception is the act or an instance of deceiving oneself (www.thefreedictionary.com). This is considered one of the...