liveforphysics wrote: ↑
Sep 21 2017 2:33pm
Burning things you dig up obviously comes to and end, either when you run out things to burn or the shared lifesupport system fails before that.
Either way, no path forward, just a massive scale destructive fleeting distraction from a working path forward at its best, and self-extinction and/or loss of earth's atmosphere at its worst.
Ethical high ground or low ground doesn't matter much if the shared air we all breathe stops supporting life as we know it, and each tank of fossil fuels you buy votes with your dollar to keep paying people to extract more and keep the hourly tragedy of death and ecosystem collapse on the fast track.
I am not exactly digging up wood, have small orchard and I can get enough wood to burn during winter. Ofcourse it isnt enough to keep the house warm at all times, but I get enough to fire up the fireplace from time to time to set the mood. And thats sustainable. Its same with forests, you can cut them and re-plant in sustainable way. Surerly there is same logic behind oil.
Ey, I am in no way propenent of ICE engines over electric, but just thinking ICE isnt the devil here, but rather collective mindset that we can keep using up resources, in this case oil is great example, where people as long as they buy it, dont care left or right where it comes from or how it works.
Just changing our total earth car fleet to electric isnt going to do much, therr has to be education about it in schools, teach kids how much energy they are using how it works etc. That Joe that will buy Tesla, it wont make him more intune with Earth, but rather disinfrenchize him further with all the complicated and to Joe new technology that he has no idea how it works.
Funniest thing to me is people asking me about my bike, if it can recharge batteries, I say sure I can pedal and recharge the battery, but then am not moving anywhere. And most are baffled why.