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  1. External costs were never considered, and are only now truly coming to light. Environmental costs are proving to be truly devastating.

  2. With external costs not considered, we had a century and a half of unsustainable development, a costly misdirection for civilization. One example, the complete illegal dismantling of the Los Angeles public transport system in favor of the internal combustion engine.

  3. Fossil fuels delayed a push toward sustainability that had already begun in the late 1800s. By the 1930s, in the US alone, there were already millions (6?) of water pumping windmills, and over 30,000 windmills to produce electricity in the mid-west. Killed by the Rural Electrification Administration.

  4. We are only now beginning to see the costly results of this misdirection.

  5. So actually, hasn't worked out so well after all, if the long view means a healthy sustainable civilization.


"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin
by Crazy Horse on Thu Mar 27th, 2014 at 05:54:36 AM EST
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