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juno jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-25-08 08:55 PM
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1. Back in the days of the Carter administration
I was in a high school debate class. Didn't do too hot, I'm a hella researcher when my hearts in it but I'm no speaker (borderline Asperger's) and my partner was a complete apathetic stoner... anyhoo, our topic was conventional energy sources vs. alternative energy sources. This is a very good example of the kind of information I was turning up all the time, coupled with the warning that we had 25-30 years before our consumption came to a head (what is now called 'peak oil'). My parents wondered why I was clinically depressed and suicidal during those years. Nowadays, I have no doubt as to why I was depresssed, and in fact feel vindicated in a very sick way.

From what I saw then, biomass methane derived from garbage, animal feces and quick-growing plant matter is one of the best, yet least talked about alternatives.

No matter what we do, we must reconcile ourselves with having less. This is possible tho, with true city planning, mass transit, more communal sharing of resources, etc.

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