Just want to get a general view of where people are at on this issue. I've heard that untapped geothermal power alone (drilling in the earths crust to harness heat for power) could satisy the worlds energy needs for the next 5,000 years. Not to mention solar power, wind farms, tidal power etc. The potential for job creation by implementing these technologies is almost unlimited, yet we have continued to destroy our atmosphere and biosphere by drilling and spilling oil and radioactive waste, when we could instead becaome a world leader in renewable resources. Why are we not allocating more of our resources and funds towards implementing these technologies on a wide scale and a faster pace for our long term prosperity, both environemntal and economic?