Photo courtesy: Saudi sucks
4.00$ plus a gallon. This has done a few changes to the attidude of many here. I see a lot of people taking public transit. In fact I am one of them too. I take the bus and the train these days to work. It's an amazing sight here to see buses and trains full..but that's the reality.
So, among all the bad things for the economy...this is one good thing ....possibly for the earth too...I mean the 4.00$ plus a gallon gas!
Sorry for being an 'AL GORE' here.
This post is really about the Oil rich countries, especially the Middle East, especially Saudi Arabia. I know how life is, in Saudi. It's sad that US lets the Saudi royal family thrive even though our Govt. talks about democracy and freedom for the world.
Having lived in Saudi for a few months, I can tell you that there is absolutely no freedom. It's all in the hands of the Mullahs who are the ruthless religious police under control of Saudi.
Now, what will happen to Saudi if the world finds 'Alternate Energy'. It will be shocking but I think the citizens of Saudi Arabia ( the kings and their 1000 wives and families have enough money to live another 1 mil. years ) will have to beg.
The world knows about the education system in Saudi. Colleges / Schools ! It's a shame.
It's all going to happen. In my opinion only the countries that have a decent trading economy like say UAE will be able to thrive. Others...I think will end up begging !
Will it happen soon ?
I think it will, in another 50 years.
'Necessity is the mother of all inventions'.