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’.

Sources:

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
vice.com/en_us/article/vbngmd/decentralized-microgridding-can-provide-90-of-a-neighborhoods-energy-needs-study-finds
3rd world mining, deadly and destructive
thetimes.co.uk/article/congos-miners-dying-in-hell-tunnels-to-power-your-mobile-dtcw
(capitalist) Lithium Mining is terrible
wired.co.uk/article/lithium-batteries-environment-impact
SUVs/cars kill a lot of people
freep.com/story/money/cars/2018/06/28/suvs-killing-americas-pedestrians/
Uk report on ev cars; not helping; mass transit needed.
www.bbc.com/news/uk-48875361?fbclid=IwAR2jDingaEYZivWFxEPwMFMT2gP92liDilKVqwXtuPnNu4GQCJH88R-L3Fs
Under 30’s are using mass transit more when available
citylab.com/transportation/2014/09/new-study-millennials-love-transit-most-boomers-still-stuck-on-cars/
Study about views towards mass transit
brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/social-stigma-a-barrier-to-public-transport-use-study-finds
Helsinki is on track to convert all their freeways back or blvds
news.vice.com/en_us/article/wjve35/why-helsinki-is-tearing-up-its-freeways

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