I liked your post. Fossil fuel industry is an infra-structure. It cannot be removed overnight. What we should do is to enhance our technology and improve consumptions per one unit of work.
Scientists pay attention to a very specific score card that most clearly indicates how the battle against man-caused global warming is going. That score card is the measured level of CO2 in the background atmosphere. That number is presently 393 parts per million (40% higher than the preindustrial era) and is rising at an alarming rate of 2 ppm per year (the greatest rate of increase observed over the last 800,000 years). Thus, that score card clearly indicates that the battle is being lost and being lost badly. Its a rout!!
Another measure of our “progress” is the level of international and national governmental actions being taken to address this problem. For an excellent assessment of that score card see: http://www.startribune.com/opinion/commentaries/159945795.html. In short, that report indicates that essentially nothing is being done at the international level. There apparently is not an “iota of optimism” that the once-promising Earth Summit on…
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