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Comment: Re:The problem is much bigger than energy (Score 1) 623

by oodaloop (#48460507) Attached to: Two Google Engineers Say Renewables Can't Cure Climate Change
Hardly. I'm saying we need to do a million times as much.

Imagine pushing a boulder down a hill. Buying more efficient light bulbs is akin to pushing the boulder less. Or imagine charging money to your child's credit card and amassing a large debt. Buying more efficient light bulbs would be aking to spending less on the card, but still spending. We need to stop pushing altogether, get out in front, slow it down, stop it, then push it back up the hill. We need to stop charging money to our children's credit cards, start sending money to it, pay it off completely, and start putting money in savings.

Buying more efficient light bulbs isn't even in the same ball park with what we have to do save the planet. I'm not advocating giving up, I'm advocating changing the focus and doing a million times more to save ourselves.

Comment: The problem is much bigger than energy (Score 1) 623

by oodaloop (#48459057) Attached to: Two Google Engineers Say Renewables Can't Cure Climate Change
What about brick production, which emits massive amounts of CO2? What about declining rain forest and other ecosystems that store CO2? What about undoing the damage that's already been done? What about the positive feedback loops like methane being released from the tundra as it melts? The global climate is way more complex than this, and buying a Prius and high efficiency light bulbs aren't going to cut it by a long shot.

It's a poor workman who blames his tools.

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