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Response to kristopher (Reply #23)

Tue Jan 12, 2016, 11:31 AM

26. I'm not a "self loathing human..."

... and Amory Lovins[sup]*[/sup] is not a person whose work I respect; with the disclaimer that some of this may be my own personal baggage back from my darkest burning-all-my-bridges past... oh bother... No, it's not personal. I was right then, and I'm right now. Greenwashing sucks. It's putting a little smiley bandage on a great gaping wound.

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In this economy the solar panels my neighbors are installing on their rooftops are simply another consumer good. Whatever cheap natural gas my neighbors don't use because they've "gone solar" will eventually be used somewhere else; to make hydrogen for fuel cell cars, electricity for electric cars, to crack heavy oils into gasoline, who knows?

As they say in the hospital emergency room or on the battlefield, one way or another the bleeding always stops.

Fossil fuels are to the natural environment what smoking is to the individual. The only way to quit is to quit.

A society without fossil fuels looks nothing like the society we have today, no matter how many solar panels, windmills, or nuclear power plants you've got.



*[sub]cough, cough bring me more interns! One thing I did learn working with these sorts of "environmentalists" is that I much preferred the biological sciences.[/sub]

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