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Let's face it, our country is addicted to oil. Even George W. Bush, a former oil peddler, has admitted to this addiction. And like any sickness, our addiction to oil has serious consequences: higher temperatures, melting glaciers, more violent storms and $4 a gallon gasoline to name just a few.
The U.S. burns 25 percent of the world's oil, but we only have three percent of the world's proven oil reserves. Offshore drilling won't even deliver a drop of oil for ten years, according to the Bush Administration's own numbers. That means we'll never be able to drill our way to lower gas prices or energy independence.
Drilling for offshore oil is like giving an addict a bigger dose - it doesn't solve the problem, it just makes it worse—for all of us.
It's time to quit oil, get clean, and make a permanent switch to renewable energy.

Our oil "high" has serious effects on global health. Here's how to recognize the symptoms.

Symptoms of Oil Addiction:

- Higher global temperatures
- Erratic temperature fluctuation
- Record sea ice losses
- Rising sea levels
- Stronger and increased storms and hurricanes
- Severe droughts and crop failures
- Increased wildfires
- Depleted fresh water supplies
- Rising food prices
- Spread of tropical diseases
- Increased flooding
- Massive species extinction
- Bleaching coral reefs
- Acidification of our oceans
- Global warming refugees worldwide
- Heightened international conflicts
- Gas prices reaching $4 a gallon or more

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Take Action

Tell our next President to just say no to offshore drilling.
Our addiction is making the planet sick while Big Oil is getting rich. Global warming threatens us all, and if we don't break our addiction, we'll ALL suffer the consequences.
The cycle of addiction must end now - and it's our generation that needs to stand up and make the change.


                                               Look at the flowers

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