Social Changes With COVID-19 Are A Prelude To Life With Less Fossil Fuels

Posted: March 12, 2020 by oldbrew in climate, Emissions, Energy, ideology
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Message to climate obsessives – be careful what you wish for…

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By Ronald Stein ~

While the world is feverishly trying to reduce emissions from fossil fuel usage, we get hit with the horrific contagious Coronavirus COVID-19. We’ve seen extensive self-imposed social adjustments to transportation that are very similar to what will be required to live with less fossil fuels in the future.

We’ve seen a serious reduction in the usage of the transportation infrastructures of airlines, cruise ships, as well as automobiles, trucks and their impact on the leisure and entertainment industries, all to avoid crowds.

Before fossil fuels and the thousands of products made from petroleum derivatives, and electricity that followed, the world was a zero-sum snake pit. One that was at war against one another scrounging for food, water, and shelter. In the 1800’s most people never traveled 100-200 miles from where they were born. Life expectancy throughout Europe hovered between 20 and 30 years of age.

The social lifestyles…

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Comments
  1. gallopingcamel says:

    Why is it assumed that we need to “wean ourselves off fossil fuels”?

    Given the benefits of rising CO2 where are the advocates for “increasing our carbon footprint”?

    A greener and warmer planet sounds wonderful if all I need to do is to increase my energy consumption. Sounds like “win win win” to me.

  2. Jim says:

    He has an interesting theory, eliminate fossil fuels. And replace it with… Renewables? Won’t work. The only problem, too few Whales. And, the space needed for fuels and oils would decrease the space needed for foodstuffs. Means fewer people are around, meaning less technology, needed, may as well go back to castles and serfs. After all, the White Knight positions are all taken. And who wants to be the Black Knight?

  3. EternalOptimist says:

    Where can I buy some Covid 19 offsets ?

    I dont want the virus but I dont want to change my lifestyle either.

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