medsWe admit it — we are failing miserably at the Western Energy Alliance’s Fossil Fuel Free Challenge.

Freeing ourselves of the products produced by petroleum on day one was easy enough, because our work commute to the basement required little energy but our own steam.

Abandoning our cell phones on day two lasted all of zero seconds, because let’s face it, we rely on that little gadget to make a living.

But today’s challenge, kicking the necessity of modern medicine, was just inhumane:

Modern medicine wouldn’t exist without oil and natural gas. The plastics that permeate your doctor’s office – from a simple stethoscope to an EKG machine – aren’t possible without petrochemicals. Medicines themselves are manufactured from petroleum products. Consider rescheduling your doctor’s appointment.

Already we have a headache. We want our petrol back!