How to Kick the Oil Habit
Below is my comment on the TIME article of "How to Kick the Oil Habbit" Page 26 TIME, October 31, 2005
As you pointed out in your article, the hybrid cars of Honda and Toyota got a lot of attention from other carmakers such as GM and Mercedes-Benz in the Tokyo Motor Show because of the recent rise of oil price and they are desperately trying hard to find a technological breakthrough for their oil-conserving models.
The stakes are high for those carmakers because less fuel cars decides their survival from now on.
However, for the individuals in our society as a whole, it seems that nothing particular has changed in our energy exhausting habit as compared with the oil crisis in the seventies and eighties, mainly because we still lack crisis awareness deep in mind. As we have already lost an enormous lead time since then, we should prepare for the coming hardship caused by energy crisis and try everything needed to avoid it. Conservation is only the start for our firm determination.