Why we probably won’t cut co2
Each person is enmeshed in
Cut in fossil fuel use will disrupt parts of each person’s pattern, and because things are interconnected, it would disrupt probably all. So where is a person to go, how to cope?
The result is we will not cut fossil fuels.
So what do we do?
We need to develop a global capacity to impose uncomfortable actions. This will cross constitutional lines.
This will create local disruptions and loss of life
We need to develop local responses that can respond to local details.
Economics has developed the management of the market but not the management of society in its relationship to nature. Corporations have been active in extracting wealth, while claiming it is creating it.
Putting two and two together – we will understand it but not act. The NewYorker has
“Really waking up, and not just dreaming to ourselves that things will be O.K., has become urgent—beyond urgent, in fact. To paraphrase Victoria’s fire authority: The world is in danger, and we need to act immediately to survive.”
But only a few try to describe what that “act immediately” means – the act and the terrible consequences. My own conclusion is that we need world government with regulatory muscle to cut extraction and stop the use of fossil fuels. And we probably won’t get it. Is this enough of a nudgve to look for alternatives?