I am a naysaer. Not because I hate hybrids, but because I think the mantra of getting everybody to buy a hybrid is misplaced. Even if everybody went out and got a hybrid tomorrow, a hybrid SUV, let's say, there would still be far too much oil being consumed in the world.

Yes, reducing oil consumption is a worthy goal. But a hybrid is only one way to achieve this. Other things to consider:

1) walking
2) biking
3) motorcycles/scooters
4) public transportation
5) cutting down on trips/live closer to stuff