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  •  Well * I * sure am. It's happening, just not (1+ / 0-)
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    Fast enough. And China is an issue because their electrical plants are mostly coal-fired.  But look, buildings need roofs. Putting solar panels on them as long as they aren't in shade is a no-brainer.

    •  so we need MORE solar, and MORE wind, and (0+ / 0-)

      MORE hydropower, and we need FUSION too.

      The thing is, we're not going to dial back human greed.

      We're not going to make people happily go back to conditions that are not optimal for their comfort and function. I do not want to weave straw into sandals and live in an adobe house with unglazed windows and cook over a fire in a hole in the floor. That's just a fact.

      I bet you don't either.

      In Africa people don't even have that level of comfort, and in some parts of Asia and South America the indoor cooking methods are as hard on the lungs of families as second-hand smoke in the USA ever was.

      Tomorrow needs to be better than yesterday. Just because we haven't replaced the hydrocarbons YET doesn't mean we don't NEED to -- and based on most sensible projections of remaining accessible resources, we're about 30 to 40 years BEHIND the power curve in doing so ...

      and we have to find ways to do this that don't, via the law of unintended consequences, make things worse. People jumped on the gasoline-powered internal-combustion horseless carriage so street sweepers wouldn't have to deal with literal tons of horse manure in urban areas on a daily basis ... and we've got a hole in the ozone, coal plants in China, and global warming instead of all that horsecrap on the streets.

      Not to mention all the rest of the horsecrap in politics.

      LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

      by BlackSheep1 on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 02:45:59 PM PST

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