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The2ndWheel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 09:28 AM
Response to Reply #77
79. Our current consumption is what we did about it
Without the energy that we've made available to ourselves, there wouldn't be the number of people on the planet today. Our species has overwhelmed our environments many times over, as we currently are, at many points in history. Our solution to that problem has been to increase consumption, to expand. When we've had the ability to do otherwise, our solution has never been to just accept our fate, and allow existence/nature/physical reality/whatever you want to call it to find our equilibrium for us. Take our energy problem. We don't want to use less energy, we want to use more of a different source of energy. If oil/coal/etc has turned our consumption irrational, what would cheap, clean, renewable, unlimited energy do to our consumption?
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