Our accident of evolution
Climate change is going to be solved by scientists and technologists, not by politicians negotiating for ten years to bring carbon emissions back to the levels of five years ago.
er — no it isn’t…..neither will energy shortage and overpopulation, the other two killer factors on our collective horizon
Technology is the fruit of industry, and industry requires heat consuming processes. And was excess heat that got us into this mess in the first place.
If you doubt that, examine the manufacturing processes by which all usable objects are made. — -they all, without exception require heat input to a greater or lesser degree. So we will continue to burn as much as possible as fast as possible to gain advantage over one another.
In this way we will solve our overpopulation problem — by the simple expedient of destroying each other and our means of survival in our efforts to survive.
Our human brains were forced to grow through the heat of competition and survival. The accident of fire gave us the ultimate means of survival, and it also gave us technology — metals, tools and so on.
Technology did not give us fire.
Unfortunately there has been a transposition of certainties. Because of that we believe the lie that technology will always provide more, so we vote for the most convincing liar — — hence we get the politicians we deserve.
But we should not castigate the politicos too much, we are all complicit in their deceit, both of themselves and of us.