The transformation to a fossil-fuel-free, all-electric economic system would take the world again to dwelling circumstances within the 1800’s by ridding the world of crude oil, coal and pure gasoline utilization and lead to:
- The pre-1800’s, when the world had no fuels aside from wooden, dung, and crop waste, and used animals for transport.
- A meals disaster during which billions will die. Fossil fuels are used to plant, harvest, course of, refrigerate, ship, and prepare dinner meals for a lot of the 8 billion folks dwelling on earth. And for the plastic to maintain it secure and contemporary rather a lot longer.
- A forest and wildlife disaster as billions return to utilizing wooden as their major cooking and residential heating gas. Reducing down forests. The air can be far dirtier due to burning wooden for gas.
- There can be no merchandise which might be based mostly on oil derivatives manufactured from crude oil, coal, and pure gasoline! Akin to life-saving medical gear, plastics, many chemical compounds that make our lives higher, and nearly all the pieces we take to be trendy, equivalent to cell telephones.
- The elimination of all of immediately’s militaries and area applications because the world reverts to when civilization existed with out oil.
- Eradicate the necessity for airports that now accommodate greater than 20,000 industrial plane and greater than 50,000 army plane.
- Eradicate the wants for main delivery ports that accommodate army and cruise ships.
- Eradicate the greater than 50,000 service provider ships, which might be shifting merchandise around the globe which might be made with the oil derivatives manufactured from crude oil, coal and pure gasoline!
Cloudy days, nights, and evenings for photo voltaic, and wind droughts, are the demise of a steady provide of electrical energy. With out fossil fuels there shall be no “steady” dependable electrical energy to help communications, hospitals, electronics, manufacturing, air-con, refrigeration, or heating, and so on.
In a world policymakers wish to be dominated by wind generators and photo voltaic panels to generate occasional electrical energy every time the wind blows or the solar shines, there shall be nothing to “electrify” as there shall be nothing that wants electrical energy. We can not manufacture something with out fossil fuels, and they’re the uncooked supplies of all the pieces we take with no consideration.
Within the 1800’s nothing wanted electrical energy. There was none.
At this time’s policymakers don’t perceive that all the pieces that wants electrical energy is made with petrochemicals manufactured from crude oil, coal, or pure gasoline from the sunshine bulb to the iPhone, defibrillator, computer systems, spacecraft, and medicines. Thus, renewables of wind generators and photo voltaic panels will not be displacing the necessity for fossil fuels.
Curiously, all of the elements of wind generators and photo voltaic panels are additionally based mostly on fossil fuels derivatives for manufacture. Thus, in a fossil-free society, we’re again within the 1800’s. Life was quick and onerous for the widespread man!
A number of impacts on immediately’s humanity of a fossil-fuel-free society are that it will:
- Drastically cut back the homeless inhabitants as all of the tents and sleeping luggage utilized by the homeless are all constituted of fossil fuels!
- Drastically cut back the unfunded pension liabilities related to present longevity, as few folks would reside past their 40’s!
- A smaller variety of faculties can be wanted as a result of there can be no want for docs for hospitals, or engineers for infrastructure growth, which might be all based mostly on the elements constituted of fossil fuels!
- A major lack of lives of the 8 billion on this planet from illnesses, hunger, and weather-related fatalities, with out the meals, medicines, and merchandise which might be all based mostly on the elements constituted of fossil fuels!
We must be cautious with what we want for. From the proverb “you possibly can’t have your cake and eat it too” tells us that:
- You possibly can’t rid the world of fossil fuels and
- Proceed to benefit from the merchandise and fuels which might be at the moment made with the derivatives manufactured with fossil fuels.
Simply as meals is gas for our our bodies, fossil fuels are meals for our lifestyle. They supply the vitality and merchandise we want for affluent lives. No sane particular person would reduce off their principal meals provide with out lining up for a brand new meals provide first, except they needed to starve to demise. Do people who wish to finish fossil fuels need our approach of reside and civilization to starve to demise?
We would like a vibrant future for our children and grandkids, don’t you? Fossil fuels present the vitality wanted.