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Old 01-02-2019, 12:29 PM   #4368 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by aerohead View Post
The White House and Congress can be the greatest obstacle to climate action due to the economic implications which would impact a political base or constituents,and campaign donors.
The economic impacts from reduced availability to energy from fossil fuel reductions don't just affect a political base. The economic impacts affect everyone. Economy and primary energy are very highly correlated. And it is increasingly obvious from the concerted effort in Germany for example, that rebuildables will not replace even a major fraction of the energy we are now consuming and will be much more intermittent without thermal back up. If energy goes down, the economy will go down. If the economy goes down, our current social system will have to change. The big challenge that we have facing us is how to transition to a degrowth world economic system while still improving the quality of life for the billions of people in developing regions.
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