Why Engineers dont want America to drill more of its oil deposits.

There is an energy crisis. China has a population of 1.6 billion and India has a population of over 1 billion. These countries are rapidly developing, and the citizens of these countries are demanding the same living standard found in the European Union and USA. This high living standard includes many luxeries such as television, microwaves, vehicles, and electric lighting. The business sector in China and India also demands commodities such as neo signs, transportation of goods and so forth. Essentially these countries require massive amounts of energy, and they have the drive to get it.

At this point, producing energy is almost exclusively tied to oil, and when a country is in the market for energy, they are typically looking at the oil market. Because of global warming, and the massive geopolitical effect of the oil market it is in most everyones best interest to avoid the oil market. This avoidance would requires technology.

Imagine the world we live in as a energy market, at this point most, because the majority of energy is derived from patroleum, countries with large oil deposits really own and benifit from this market. Imagine the market a little differently, one where a cheap, efficient energy source was created. In this world, the owner of this technology would be extremly rich, and the ENGINEERS who were a part of this creation would benifit greatly. Now the United States of America is behind on green energy, by a long ways. Opening up drilling would only prolonge the dependance on oil, and keep America behind on innovation in the green market.

So in conclusion, Engineers need a job, and the green sector is going to be the next big market. If America is on top of this market, than there will be alot of engineering opportunities here. Otherwise, we might need to start applying for visas to the EU or China. Right now we are behind and drilling will only make us further behind. We need consumers to pay the actual cost of patroleum so innovation in the green sector is a viable alternative. Drilling more oil does not accomplish that, in fact it does the opposite.

Therefore, more drilling is bad for engineers!