Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
It's about not even believing in what you advocate.

Straight up: Do you believe renewable can support an industrial society?

Believing would be seeing, and well, the outcome of your wish or mine remains to be seen. No-one can extrapolate the future perfectly.

Renewables can support an industrial society with growth, yes, but not with present levels of wastage.

Florida oranges shipped to California and vice versa, 40% of supermarket food tossed in the dumpster, worst practices that could be asking too much from renewables to muster.

Retooling the uranium mining industry to run on electricity sounds good, but insanely expensive. Better to put that factory time to building PV and wind turbines, electric cars and trains.

Helluva lot friendlier for those starving billions to live downwind from while they wait for grid hookup...

Gonna be digging those underground nuke waste storage facilities with electric tools too, perhaps?

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Mon Sep 22nd, 2014 at 10:13:42 PM EST
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