Exploring Hydrocarbon Depletion
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MonteQuest wrote:I have a long list, but let’s see what others have in mind, first.
MonteQuest wrote:The first wantonly wasteful use of energy I would like to see go is ICE (internal combustion engine) racing of any kind.
I have a long list, but let’s see what others have in mind, first.
Narz wrote: Tax the hell out of cat & dog food.
And we probably have to have fewer pets in total. That's sad - but the truth is that the animals have ecological footprints too, and we cannot, simply cannot, at this stage take food out of the mouths of people to feed our pets. Nor is it just to allow cats and dogs to overpopulate, so that we can kill them and use them to feed the pets we do take care of. Just add it to the list of things we're going to have to face up to.
dub_scratch wrote:...and on top of everything, the economic "ideal" of growth has to be the first thing to be thrown into the massive landfills of post-peak garbage.
1. Stop trying to enlarge our carrying capacity. Stop trying to meet demand.
2. Learn to live on renewable resources consumed no faster than what is sustainable. Let nature set supply, not market demand.
3. Powerdown all aspects of our lives to ease the load on our ecosystem and global climate change.
4. Restrict per capita consumption and do away with certain wantonly wasteful uses of energy and resources.
5. Reduce the existing population to a sustainable level based upon an adequate lifestyle, not one of over- consumption and greed.
6. The establishment of sustainable, localized production of food and energy which is universally shared.
No clothes lines!
Tanada wrote:You have absolutley GOT to be kidding me! Auto racing, even counting all the fans going to and from events is so trivial an energy consumer as to be a micro-blip on the graph of use.
inculcated wrote: The only effective use of our time at this point is to create a loci of like minded individuals in whatever place we deem possible to promote a lifestyle that is pre-industrial in shape and scope.
Ludi wrote:What is the specific powerdown goal per household or per capita, that is, what should be the amount of energy (Kwh) used per household or per capita per month or annually, and what should be the quantity of gasoline used per household or per capita monthly or annually?
Ludi wrote: By the way I should mention I do not consider this a hypothetical discussion, but a discussion of what we are actually doing or plan to do, as individuals, households, and communities. Let's keep it real, folks.