A new Earth Day talk from Nate Hagens…
“Have we gone mad? A new report released today explains why contemporary climate change policy-making should be characterised as increasingly delusional.”
“Fossil fuels helped us to fight wars of a horror never contemplated before, but they also reduced the need for war. For the first time in human history ‐ indeed for the first time in biological history ‐ there was a surplus of available energy. We could survive without having to fight someone for the resources we needed. Our freedoms, our comforts, our prosperity are all the products of fossil carbon, whose combustion creates the gas carbon dioxide, which is primarily responsible for global warming.
Ours are the most fortunate generations that have ever lived. Ours might also be the most fortunate generations that ever will. We inhabit the brief historical interlude between ecological constraint and ecological catastrophe.”
— George Monbiot, 2006
Hat tip Gail Zawacki.
There is no magic unknown “dilithium crystal” energy in the universe. Fission and oil are as good as it gets. Fusion is too hard.
It takes a rare and special planet to make oil. We blew through several hundred million years worth of oil in about 100 years. And you can’t do fission without oil.
It was a lot of fun but we killed a lot of species and ruined our home in the process.
The goal of the universe is to dissipate energy and life evolved to help it achieve this.
Through an improbable mutation that allows humans to deny reality, we became the best energy dissipators in the universe.
Our reward for being the best is probable extinction.
This is an amazingly good article.
Thanks to Alice Friedemann for her effort in helping us understand the truth.
It seems that the more inconvenient the truth, the more our species denies it. This, for me, is the most fascinating aspect of our behavior.
I’m at stage 5 and in an uncomfortable place between the inner and outer paths.
Where are you?