Synopsis: Who Moved My Seas
There are lots of people stuck in a maze, looking for energy sources. Some of them learn to harness fossil fuels and then colonise everybody else and make everybody use fossil fuels too. Everybody prospers, some more, some less. After some time, many experts unanimously observe that the maze’s glaciers are receding, extreme weather events aren’t as rare as before, and the coast seems a lot closer than it used to be. They also find overwhelming evidence pointing to fossil fuel consumption as the reason behind it. In light of this new knowledge, some people try to find alternatives to fossil fuel but most others choose to continue using fossil fuels in the interest of GDP and votes.
The ones searching soon discover the power of renewables. The ones not budging keep waiting for it to make economic sense to switch.
Originally published at thecomeonman.blogspot.com on April 2, 2017.