Would destroying sources of pollution (oil refinery plants, oil pumpjacks, etc) buy humanity more time to save the climate or would it produce more and/or worse pollution?

Would destroying sources of pollution (oil refinery plants, oil pumpjacks, etc) buy humanity more time to save the climate or would it produce more and/or worse pollution?

[ 28/August/21 ]

It would not buy more time, it would remove what little time we have.

The real solution to the issue requires devoting resources (intellectual and material) to developing viable alternatives, and scaling up their production.

Unfortunately, fossil fuels are a capitalists dream commodity, easy to monopolize and make extraordinary profits from.

Distributed solar energy is a capitalists nightmare, once technology is developed to harness it effectively, there is no further profit.

It is one of many ways in which the incentives of market based valuation are now diametrically opposed to the long term interests of humanity as a whole.

Automation essentially breaks markets.

We need automation.

We need to develop replacements for markets as valuation tools.

All these things need to be progressed simultaneously.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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