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The 'Drill, Baby, Drill' Infographic Shows Shifting Fuel Preferences

 - May 27, 2012
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In light of recent natural disasters that have rocked the global community, the 'Drill, Baby, Drill' infographic shows the public's preferences for where oil is extracted.

Since 2010, public opinion favoring offshore drilling has been on the rise while comparatively, preferences towards nuclear energy has been on the decline. With fuel sources like oil, coal and natural gas receiving higher priority over renewable energy sources, the question as to why Americans are reverting back to this old-world paradigm is pressing.

With so many products being innovated to ensure a more sustainable world, this chart warns that the effort behind such ideas could be undone. Perhaps there needs to be a different sort of push to nudge public opinion in the opposite direction, be it through presidential urging, or more comprehensive education.