I am happy Obama won, at least now the future has a positive role model for people to look up to. I dont believe for a minute he can do all he says he can, but at least hopefully he will start doing some of it.
The Olduvai theory states that industrial civilization (as defined by per capita energy consumption) will have a lifetime of less than or equal to 100 years (1930-2030). The decline in oil, gas and coal production coupled with population growth paints a bleak picture of the per capita energy availability to Mankind. WIth the US debt currently at 10.5 trillion dollars and rising, where is all the money going to come from to pay for developing alternatives?
If Obama can really pull some rabbits out of his hat and save the planet from resource depletion, economic collapse, the 20 million excess houses on the market in America, rising unemployment, the Collapse of the auto industry, the pension crisis and the huge amount of personal and public debt, then at least there are some wicked concept designers out to work on some new products:
LA Auto Show: Design Challenge Motorsports 2025