A good example of how what I was taught in school was wrong. :)
"As for people only changing because they are forced to, I agree, and that goes for everybody, not just those in power."
What I'm talking about here is those in power who have a vested interest in holding onto their money and power.
Personal change is another aspect (for example, deciding to turn to wholistic health instead of drugs to get well). That's another thing altogether from what I'm talking about. There are so many types of change.
"Perhaps when there is no oil left to pump out of the earth, people will be forced to change the way they consume fossil fuels."
I would LOVE to not have to use fossil fuels. But we've had this discussion already, so let's lay it to rest. :)