I do personally believe that unelected technocrats (as long as they're not corrupt or self-interested, good luck finding them) are the best people to run a country.
But individuals want what they want and as soon as you tell someone they can't have something they want it even more.
Sacrifices are things someone else has to make so the average moron can consume more, and they vote accordingly.
I will never forget the numbskull complaining that 'something must be done' about global warming, because he liked to fly his family from Australia to Europe every year to go trekking on a glacier, and if it melted he wouldn't be able to.
Who are these fucking morons
https://metro.co.uk/2019/04/19/emma-tho … t-9262552/
Emma Thompson flew 5,400 miles to join climate change protest
It doesn't help that locally the 'Green' party's top priority for the past five years has been gay marriage, now they've got it they're in total disarray.https://greens.org.au/policies/sexual-o … d-intersex
Yup, that'll save the planet.
As an engineer it is disappointing that the more efficiency gains you give people the more dumb ways they invent to burn up energy pointlessly.
Give them more efficient passenger aircraft - they'll travel further for the same money and burn the exact same amount of oil, whats been gained for all that engineering risk and effort? Nothing.
There are grassroots movements, but for every person buying solar panels or going vegan there's a moron circumnavigating the globe by jet aircraft to attend a wedding or buying a VW Amarok for the urban commute.
There are only two real solutions, cut the population and cut personal consumption. But neither is going to happen and there's no real point. Every time I turn of a lightbulb there's an Indian having their tenth kid.
I'm as pissed as Uzique but what can you do.
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