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The ol man sent me the link to this article by the brilliant Joy McCann, and I knew I had to post it. Her excerpts are from an article at Salon, fercryinoutloud!
Two quick little blurbs will suffice, I think. The first is about so-called “Peak Oil:”
In the meantime, it appears that the prophets of an age of renewable energy following Peak Oil got things backwards. We may be living in the era of Peak Renewables, which will be followed by a very long Age of Fossil Fuels that has only just begun.
The second example takes a swing at CO2 emissions:
Meanwhile, for the political leaders, well, I’ll believe it’s a crisis when the people who tell me it’s a crisis start acting like it’s a crisis. Until they start foregoing private jets and beachside mansions, it’s going to be hard for me to take their calls for sacrifice on my part seriously.