There's an oil
shock going on. It started April 30, 2007. The world oil
supply is falling short of demand - by 1.5% at first, but it's expected
to increase to 3% or more throughout 2007.
WHAT'S THIS WEBSITE FOR?
We had a clue
that an oil shock was going to happen, so we set up this
website as a central point to assemble information about its effects. We
don't want a repeat of the Hurricane
Katrina debacle, where news from the government and media was spotty and
often inaccurate. It’s our belief that truth comes from
people telling their own stories. (To quote Gracesmom: "You gotta grow
truth out the ground, coax it on up. Because it sure don’t rain down outta the
WHO ARE WE?
We’re a group of people that suffered together through a
little mini-crisis, the December
2006 closure of the Denver airport. Most of us had never met until that
episode. One of the things we discussed at length was how the Internet should
be used to cover a crisis... and
we discovered that it was nothing that the ten of us couldn’t do. So here we
are, just doin’ it.
WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO?
Tell us your story. Fuel
prices are sky high (see top of this page!) and the ripple effects are pulling
at the seams of our society (see the latest Weekly
Story). Everyone’s life has taken a
hit - but how much of a hit are you
taking? How much pain are you in? No one will know if you don’t add your voice
to the collective shout. And who knows? If enough people speak up, maybe the
force of collective truth will help
prevent this crisis from ever happening again.
UM, CAN YOU SHOW ME AN EXAMPLE?
You bet! Here are other people’s stories: videos, phone calls and audio, images, and blogs and other writing. Pick
one and see what you think!
I'M A TEACHER. CAN SCHOOLS HELP?
Yes. Students can be a big force in capturing the stories of the
crisis. Guidelines are here.
I’M STILL CONFUSED.
Sorry ‘bout that. Try here.