Here is the truth no one wants to admit, because it threatens the entire carbon energy infrastructure and its profits: Making the conversion out of the carbon era will not be that costly, and will actually create millions of jobs, and generate new fortunes, just as the conversion from sail to steam, or horse and buggy to internal combustion. But, like the Wizard of Oz, the carbon interests fill the air wi! th disinformation and nonsense to obfuscate this truth.
Salvation Gets Cheap
PAUL KRUGMAN, Nobel Laureate and Op-Ed Columnist – The New York Times
ROBERT STEELE: I was interviewed by a Guardian writer on this topic in March 2014, and called the transition a five-year problem that would be relatively inexpensive once the decision was made to transition — the obstacle is of course the massive web of corruption that locks in legacy insanity. I introduced the Guardian writer to two trsaditionalists, and Sepp Hasslberger. Sepp is bleeding edge savant. We did not hear from the first two; Sepp promply weighed in with total agreement and his own unique insights. While I consider the Intergovernmentsal Panel on Climate Change itself corrupt to an extent (guilty of manipulating data, hyping the threat, and enabling Maurice Strong-Al Gore carbon cap corruption along with personal profits for select members of the Panel) on balance, as with the severely flawed Global Trends 2030 report from the US National “Intelligence” Council, there is good in all endeavors to understand anything. What is missing today is an aggregation of all of the immediately executable possibilities for DISTRIBUTED energy resilience. The centralized model (which empowers the 1%) is toxic. It is documented across most mission areas from agriculture to energy to health to military spending that 50% of what we spend is WASTE in one form or another. The time has come for local and state governments to break completely with federal planning and programming, which is broken beyond repair, and to start doing their own evidence-based strategy, policy, acquisition, and operations. States need to nullify all federal land ownership — the Constitution does not provide for the federal government to be anything other than an administrative union that serves at the pleasure of the unified states [great PhD thesis waiting for the right mind] — and to spark a renaissance in community-based policy makiung.