Thursday, June 30, 2022

Highway to hell

Old habits die hard. Especially if they give us freedom and pleasure. And the world’s hydrocarbon based economy has given us just that, but it has come at the cost of permanent major changes to the world we live in.

The thawing of the permafrost in the arctic regions around the world and the resultant release of huge volumes of methane into the earth’s atmosphere should be a wakeup call, but it is not.

Instead we have just started another war in Europe and continue our opulent lifestyles in the wake of the Covid pandemic. What we want is even more and cheaper energy from hydrocarbons.

Welcome to the Titanic, 21st century version. Our stupidity knows no bounds and those of us that survive will do so with radically changed habits.

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