if Rockefeller had printed OIL KILLS PLANETS in letters a foot high on every fuel pump, we would still have burned the stuff as fast as possible in the pursuit of “infinite growth” — we are a species driven by our own growth gene, nothing else. Oil just helps that along.
So we demand more and vote for any idiot who promises more — -because he is also driven by the same fixation with infinite growth. We are convinced that prosperity can be voted into office, and that we can have “more” forever.
The Book “The End of More” (Pagett Amazon) explains why there is no more to be had.
It doesn’t make for easy reading, because without “More” the fantasy future is over for 7.5 Bn people.