Monday, February 3, 2014

Stopping roads and pipelines

There are two sides to the problem of energy/climate. There is the demand side, and there is the supply side.

There are many actions around the world demanding an end to the destruction of our neighborhoods, farms, and nature in general. This destruction is driven by profit motive, profit needs customers. Without customers, there is no profit. Without profit, no destruction.

How to redirect the customers?

There is a tsunami of demand, over a billion people, who want a life in a quiet, leafy suburb. Most will never get it. Even the quiet, leafy suburbs that exist today are just one quick trip to the store away from horrific, dangerous roads.

Let's make public transit free in towns and cities and gradually eliminate the private auto. This will give people a place to live that they will love.