Wednesday, August 16, 2017

What is the true cost of cars and sprawl

Energy is needed for life. But in our current system, energy is wasted by an inefficient auto-and-sprawl (autosprawl) system.

Waste generates profits. Each building is separately heated and cooled. Spread-out homes use many consumer products: cars, leaf-blowers, lawnmowers, home-entertainment centers, snow-blowers, ladders, hand tools, etc.

The world is divided between energy have/have-nots. But those who have are mainly wasting it driving around.

The war in Yemen is to protect shipping, especially oil, through the Bab al Mandab pinch point. The war is chaotic and complicated. Civilians are suffering.

All this so some people can drive an SUV to the cheeseburger window.