Citizens of Canberra beware, the Rat Patrol is everywhere!
But first, a digression. With global warming becoming ever more a present reality, I find it disturbing that most thinking on the issue revolves around replacing current greenhouse gas-producing power sources with equal amounts of alternative energy, with nuclear power at the forefront. While alternative, hopefully ‘clean’ power sources are obviously a necessity, our obsession with them may be part of the reason very little energy is devoted to reducing the amount of energy we consume.
There appears to be an unstated but almost universally held assumption that, whatever is done to solve the global warming problem, we in the West must maintain every aspect of our current lifestyle – the personal motorised transport (capable of reaching 100 clicks in no more than x seconds), the brilliantly lit, hopelessly energy inefficient houses…
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