Peak Oilers’Peak Oilers’Peak Oilers’Peak Oilers’Peak Oilers’ arguments are compelling. Take any one item youhave right now, your shoes for example. Petroleum is pulled fromthe earth, moved and processed. Polymers that make up theindividual parts of your shoes are created and shipped overseas.They are made into the basic materials that will make up your shoes, and are moved again, probably to east Asia, to be madeinto your shoes. They are then shipped back around the worldand eventually end up on your feet. Right now, in the UnitedStates, only 2% of all shoes are created in the U.S. The remaining90-some-odd percent are moved around the globe thousands ofmiles before you purchase them. It takes a tremendous amountof cheap energy to move products thousands of miles.Everything you own is awash in oil.A similar energy trail could be followed for every product we consume, especially our food. In theUnited States, and much of North and South America, it takes between five and ten calories to moveevery one calorie of food to peoples’ tables. Most of that energy is gotten from oil. This does notinclude the other oil-based products integrated into our food: fertilizers, pesticides, combines, tractors,plastics, and the like.It is common knowledge that if gasoline prices raise to $5.00 per gallon, our economy would struggle.When you consider that most countries have the same energy, product, and food infrastructures as theU.S., a significant increase in the price of oil would influence the prices of everything throughout theAmericas, including food. On July 18, all of the major news outlets reported a 2% to 8% leap in foodprices in the United States, siting gas prices as a major cause.
Come and Join the Light
Art by Luis Perez
To me, the good news is that none of the bad things that could happenneed to happen. Innovation is required, however. We should begin tocreate a new energy infrastructure, then maybe we can avoid all of thepotential economic problems that could arise. I, along with the artistsrepresented in this catalog, encourage you to think of ways to help usavoid potential catastrophe. Conserve. Support products that are localand don’t require gallon upon gallon of oil to be moved to your area. I’lleven go so far as to suggest what our politicians will not: do not buy anSUV until you can own one that is all electric. The technology is here. It isnot as expensive as you might think. If it is too expensive for you, write aletter to an automaker and wait until the cost is affordable.I hope you enjoy the art that our artists havecreated. Some of these pieces can be foundon our website GalleryFront.com, but muchof it was created solely for this catalog. Ifyou have any questions about the art, don’thesitate in contacting us at 720.249.2853 or email@example.com.Have a nice day,Jeremy Mooer Owner – GalleryFront.com720.249.2853People in the U.S. talk a lot about illegal immigrants. Well, what happenswhen we have 150 million immigrants trying to get into the United Statesbecause there is no affordable food in their own countries? These arequestions that our own intelligence agencies have asked. Our government’s reaction seems to have been the building of ‘ImmigrantDetention Centers’ to handle a huge influx of illegal immigrants.