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Re: GBlist: Rant: Strawbale
I was taken with the notion of "booming population"... seems to me that the
underlying difficulty stems from the "looming population." What happens
when the largely underenergized areas of this planet get serious about
acquiring air conditioning, dishwashers, and personal-care appliances?
It was less than a lifetime ago that rural electrification forever changed
cultural perspectives and redefined inconveniences into problems. I've
talked with people who went through that "paradigm shift"... it's easier to
see how some households would keep every appliance that they've ever owned
in the backyard. With all that potential energy stored up, it's probably
not safe to take it back down the hill.
Two things are needed in the quest for sustainability (1) the elegance free
market physics (make it pay), and (2) education (make it believeable).
Education is the most important (and elusive) quantity. What should be
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