Lets first agree on 2 premises: natural disasters occur, and humans interacts with the earth.
With that said:
The natural disaster tsunami in Japan was made up of 100 trillion gallons of water and took less than an hour to create its destruction.
The man-made “disaster” of world oil consumption is made up of 140 million gallons an hour.
That means that the “destructive” nature of oil consumption is only 14 millionths of one percent as destructive as the tsunami on a per gallon basis.
Conclusions: the extreme environmental dogma that believes man is responsible for destroying the earth is not even of discussable statistical significance.
As such, it would be prudent to stop the absurd belief that Americans should stop drilling for oil and produce “renewable green energy” to “save” the planet.
The belief that man has the power to impact much of anything in a global sense can only be categorized as an arrogant attempt to inflate the human condition by those who are incapable of humility or basic math.
It’s time to produce our own domestic oil supply and become energy independent to mitigate the security threat we face in regards to foreign oil dependence.