Christian Long

Amory Lovins: Winning the Oil Endgame

In TED Talks on May 10, 2010 at 11:17 pm

Reflection by SARAH C.

Original TED page w/ speaker bio, links, comments, etc:

Amory Lovins:  Winning the Oil Endgame

We all know that the world doesn’t have an abundance supply of oil. We are losing our supply of oil rapidly and there is no way to increase our supply.

The truth is, it is cheaper to save oil than it is to buy. Although it would be expensive to save oil, over time we would all be saving a lot of money. Everyone relies on oil to survive. There are even wars over oil! One way to save money in America is to stop importing oil. Our troops are protecting forn oil pipes from terroists bombing them. If we stop importing oil, we could get rid of this problem all together. One way to save oil is to buy fuel efficent cars. Most of the oil that comes to America is used up by cars. Even if more people car pull it would help.

Even though the topic of the TED talk is interesting, I found the video somewhat boring.

Amory Lovins did a good job putting this presentation together, but I think it lacked personality. I think having personality in your speech makes a presentation unique and makes it stand out from others.

My opinion of this is different from Amory.  Oil is a good thing to have and having oil rigs in America is very useful. Saying that the troops are wanting to fight for other things and not protecting Americas oil is not what I think. If the troops wanted to just fight and not protect our natural resources for America they would not have signed up for the army. America would not be able to function without oil and it would be shut down without oil because planes, cars, trains, and everything else that runs on it would not be able to work. The military signed up for the country and they are helping us by protectings the rigs.


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