I think a big problem is that people of European descent have no analogous sacred places.
For example, a Japanese friend of mine was confused about the situation in Hawaii, so I explained it to her like this – "How would you feel if people came to Japan from some other part of the world and decided to construct a huge building on top of Mount Fuji?" She immediately understood completely, without me needing to say more. In Japan, Fuji-san is sacred among both Buddhists and Shintoists.
But there are no such sacred locations in Western worldviews. As a result, people of European descent have no way to truly empathise with the Hawaiians. Where the Hawaiians see a sacred site and a symbol of their culture, all Europeans see is a big mountain.
temptation to live in the woods grows stronger by the day, property rights are only going to make land more and more expensive, I prefer taking chances with bears, I feel human civilization will kill me faster with stress than any bear could dream of. people workin into their 70's because they dont have enough money to retire, functional society
geothermal hydro and nuclear are the three baseline power sources, two are geographically locked, the third is massively unpopular publicly despite its relative safety compared to all the fossil fuels we've been using. hydro can double as a battery which is essential. geothermal uses fracking to open the pipe, and hydro+nuclear take loads of steel and concrete (emissions) tho CCS technology is promising to limit this.
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