Narrator of archived footage in the movie the Age of Stupid: Why are American cities designed so it’s almost impossible not to have a car? Why were 100 railways in cities like New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles bought up and then deliberately destroyed? Why did the electric car get scrapped? Why were we, along with Australia, the only two countries not to sign the original Kyoto climate treaty? Why was an oil company lobbyist allowed to change official government reports on global warming? Why was the same PR firm employed by the tobacco industry to persuade the public that smoking is healthy then employed by the oil industry to convince us there was still doubt about climate change? Alternative energy has been available for 50 years. Why have we barely used it? Why were solar panels taken off the White House? Because, right from the early days of the industry, the oil men and their obscene profits have had an unhealthy influence on the people running our country. And now they are the people running our country. And they’re providing the cash too. Oil business isn’t just in bed with the government; it is the government.