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Response to cbrer (Reply #21)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 06:31 PM

23. Ok, the magic of technology

 

Its a great thing to have faith in I guess. But a question:

After we finish burning coal and oil to produce windmills and solar panels, how do we know we wont export our unused coal/oil/natural gas to Africa to fuel their growth? IOW, do we have tangible proof that increasing net per capita energy (with renewables) will not accelerate global growth and consumption?

Also, we kind of needed to stop burning carbon yesterday...can we afford to ramp up production/emissions to fuel a green shift without tangible proof that it will translate to a reduction in emissions?

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