This "percent" narrative is part of the problem. I'm working on a piece about this, but in the meantime, just ask, "90 % of what?" as in - if you do everything on the demand side, all the efficiency, all the lifestyle change, all the electrification, how much energy will you need to run the sector - and therefore, how many new zero carbon powerplants will you need to run it (be they solar panels, wind turbines, nuclear reactors, wave tech). The "First Gigawatt Down" challenge. This one crazy metric. It's an illuminating exercise. More than an exercise - it's pretty much essential if you want to be climate solution literate in any way. We've done the breakdown for states, but have yet to do this for each industrial sector. Here's a video on the states: https://youtu.be/8--VSh0JUT0 #FirstGigawattDown

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Ah, yes! And what comes after "peak 'make money online'"? After peak "growth for growth's sake"? Maybe time to shift from the phony economy - https://harpers.org/archive/2008/06/our-phony-economy/ we are all in thrall of. The one with built in obsolescence where we're always chasing another sale and trying to monetize everything just to survive. And on to a genuine economy of problem solving as needed. #RenegotiateTheEconomy #BasicIncome # all kinds of things to explore. Here's some food for thought for the negotiation: https://slatestarcodex.com/2018/05/16/basic-income-not-basic-jobs-against-hijacking-utopia/ And here's another great essay from back in 2013 on the situation that is apparently more widely felt today: https://archive.nytimes.com/opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/25/the-end-of-quiet-music/ It's time to organize already. The fault is in our economy as currently designed, and all its misincentives.

And here's a great comic strip that says it all: http://recycledcomics.manawaker.com/comic/robots

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