Because, according to an article I just read in Rolling Stone, this is what we can expect America to revert back to, whether we change our energy-wasting ways or not. I didn’t find the article to be particluarly factual or well-supported, but I do agree with the author’s point. Change is a-comin’, whether we like it or not. You may escape the pain, but your children cannot. The only question is whether or not you’re going to keep your blinders on about the whole thing.