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  •  You have to take opportunity cost (0+ / 0-)

    into consideration.  If civilization had just skipped the fossil fuel era altogether and gone straight to solar, wind, and various passive storage media, we wouldn't be anywhere near where we are now in science or technology.

    "I'm going to rub your faces in things you try to avoid." - Muad'Dib

    by Troubadour on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 09:30:54 PM PDT

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    •  I'm not talking about the past (1+ / 0-)
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      I'm talking about now and the future.  Not having fossil fuels would have limited humans in a lot of ways but that doesn't mean that we should be okay with them now.

      There revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

      by AoT on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 09:47:18 PM PDT

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      •  Naturally, the question is the ideal path (0+ / 0-)

        of transition between here and there.

        "I'm going to rub your faces in things you try to avoid." - Muad'Dib

        by Troubadour on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 09:48:30 PM PDT

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        •  Indeed, and the best path is to not have a car (1+ / 0-)
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          or eat animal products unless you absolutely have to.

          There are other more proactive measures we could take but I probably can't advocate for them on DailyKos.

          There revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

          by AoT on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 09:52:31 PM PDT

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          •  Animal products I agree with. (0+ / 0-)

            But you're only referring to cars via a "minimum activity" standard that is simply Luddite, and I can't agree with that.

            "I'm going to rub your faces in things you try to avoid." - Muad'Dib

            by Troubadour on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 11:32:46 PM PDT

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            •  No, cars are a huge waste of resources and (0+ / 0-)

              people shouldn't, for the most part, own them.  This is not being a luddite, it's looking at what cars do to the environment and looking at how inefficient they are and saying that they are a bad thing.  Bicycles aren't a better choice because they are older, they're better because they are better.

              There revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

              by AoT on Sat Jun 23, 2012 at 07:44:23 AM PDT

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