"Switch to bio fuels that are carbon neutral and we have no problem"
I'm not sure you have a very good grasp of the basics of energy flows as in ecosystem thermodynamics.
Bio Fuels have very poor EROEI ratios, meaning you need more energy going in than you get out. Fossil fuels have the great advantage of having concentrated solar energy over millions of years before being cooked in the earth for another couple of milion They do have the disadvantage of being a finite resource..
Google Exxon's funding of Craig Venter's research into bio fuels from algae
Though Bio fuels still have their uses for niche application while fossil fuels long term are a dead end, that's our civilization's current dillema.
While solar energy probably will not power air cargo transport any time soon, wind and solar can certainly power high speed trains...
This has nothing to do with Greece or any ISMs The world is changing and we are all going to have to adapt
Here's some more food for thought
Tony Seba has an interesting talk about disruption. In 1900 there were no cars on the streets of New York
By 1913 there were no horses on the streets of New York
Not many people saw that coming!
You mean like this?
So is pi. Maybe we could round it off to 3 so we can finally square the circle..
TEDGlobal 2014 Filmed October 2014 21:42
Ricardo Semler: How to run a company with (almost) no rules
"The way of the world is to praise dead saints and prosecute live ones." -- Nathaniel Howe