Ep 55: High Tech; High Impacts
In which I explore how technological change is not an ecological solution, breaking down the narrative of capital innovation saving us from climate change. This includes talking about Flying, micro grids, the dirty sources of clean technology. In the 2nd half I talk about the harm cars cost, both in lives and as a distraction, but follow up with the demand and need for mass transit over cars even if they are ‘clean’.
Flying multiples your ecological footprint
washingtonpost.com/news/theworldpost/wp/2017/11/02/plane-pollution Microgrid study suggests sharing is efficient, but high tech metals not available
3rd world mining, deadly and destructive
(capitalist) Lithium Mining is terrible
SUVs/cars kill a lot of people
Uk report on ev cars; not helping; mass transit needed.
Under 30’s are using mass transit more when available
Study about views towards mass transit
Helsinki is on track to convert all their freeways back or blvds