This continual moralizing on about Renewables, and by adopting gimcrack "solutions" like battery cars, allows some to virtuously signal that they are Saving the Planet while in fact carrying on pretty much as usual. Unfortunately the Big Picture is a lot bleaker.
...rampant biodiversity loss is a "silent killer" as dangerous as global warming, but has received little attention by comparison...
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... estructionNearly 30 years ago, researching for a Guardian series on global population pressures, I interviewed the zoologist Desmond Morris. During that interview, Morris said something that was hard to forget. “We have to recognise,” he said, “that human beings may be becoming an infestation on the planet.”
https://www.newstatesman.com/node/155967Rainforests are the last great reservoirs of biodiversity, but they will have to be cleared and turned over to human settlement or food production. What is left of wilderness in the world will be made over to green desert.
Incidentally, Douglas Tomkins acquired all that land in the South of Chile to protect it from depredation by keeping settlers out, its not just some sort of touristy eco-park. He foresaw the way the world is headed...
Renewables? Too little and way too late.
Finally some humour, (well I thought so anyway)
My avatar is there for a reason.....The Prius might be the most perfect white product ever. It’s expensive, gives the idea that you are helping the environment, and requires no commitment/changes other than money.