Originally Posted by Daquenzer
Independent sources beg to differ. Your link is an infomercial from a company called Drilling Info. Perhaps broaden your sources. Using non political ones, and ones that don’t represent industries with vested interests, are a good idea.
We have had so many decades of fossil fuel subsidies that many think of them as normal. They aren’t. They warp the market. And when we fail to recognize the externalities (especially those related to environmental and public health issues) we compound it.
I regularly hear people complain about changes to transportation and energy sources and use the term social engineering, not considering that we are living a reality created by social engineering. It is the fishbowl problem, where being inside it makes it difficult to recognize it.
There is no need for you to buy a foreign car that can’t be fixed in your locality, if that is what you want to do. What you shouldn’t expect is that everyone else fund your personal choice. If we all paid the true costs, we would be better positioned to make better decisions. That would imply fewer large, heavy, single occupant vehicles, lower pollution and GHG emissions, a healthier society, and so on.
The first step is to stop demonizing people like Musk because he is somehow ruining it for those that enjoy the status quo. I don’t pity Tesla owners. I pity those who think that they can opt out of the changes that are in process. Changes that are long overdue.