Now as some of you are probably aware (and if not I'm informing you now anyway ) I write for a few different on-line Webzines. Internet magazines. One of them is a sci-fi/fantasy site, and it was while finishing a story today that something struck me. The Governments of the world don't have a plan for the future. In fact they don't seem to have any plans that extend further than the next election. I am talking in particular about motor vehicles and fossil fuels. There is no future for vehicles that use fossil fuels. For one, world wide pollution from vehicles emissions is slowly destroying the planet and the air we breathe. For two, it is not an inexhaustable supply. And the Governments of the world know this but are doing nothing to implement major changes. For example; has anyone of them stated that by a certain year in the forseeable future the production of petrol driven cars will cease and people will only be able to drive electric powered cars? Is any Gov in the world investing millions of dollars in designing electric powered, or alternative fuelled cars? They seem content to be leaving it up to private companies to spend their money on alternative powered vehicles. Don't think for a moment that fuel derived from grown crops will replace oil and petrol, we simply cannot grow enough of it, fast enough. Especially with India and China now joining the society of the car. Oil extraction and production is now on a knifes edge also. World politics and warfare affects the production and distribution of oil every day. It will only take one major war or disaster to halt the flow of oil distribution, or failing that a crisis that sends prices at the pump skyrocketing. How will car drivers be able to afford several dollars a litre? And if they cannot afford the fuel costs to drive to work, they will not make any money, and if they don't make any money they cannot eat. Don't imagine for a moment that public transport will be able to cope with a few hundred thousand extra commuters a day, it can barely function properly now. The world is too reliant on oil and petrol. Billions of dollars need to be invested by every government in the world to design an electric car that works in at least as good a fashion as a petrol driven car. Hundreds of thousands of re-charging points need to be set up in cities and towns where people work. This is not sci-fi, this is just common sense and an easily discerned vision. It seems highly probable that every enviromental scientist in the world has already pointed all of this out. I know David Suzuki and Geoffery Hawkings have. Even if the Governments do suddenly begin to implement changes to the petrol driven vehicle those changes need to be adhered to by the next political party in power, and not discarded as the political climate changes. I personally see a bleak future ahead of the human race in the next one hundred years. I'd like to think I am mistaken, but I do not believe I am. And for those of you reading this and thinking you're ok now, why worry about the future...that is exactly the way the Governments think!