Re: [OPE] Leave the oil in the soil?

From: Paul Cockshott (
Date: Thu Feb 14 2008 - 12:30:27 EST

We need to think through the implications certainly

Some transitional demands:
1. The need for nuclear reactors and almost certainly breeder reactors
2. The need for transcontinental power grids to shift solar energy from 
desert regions to the north
3. Need for rationing of carbon, with all states getting the same per 
capita ration, and individuals being able to trade their rations

Jurriaan Bendien wrote:
> Leave the oil in the soil? Have you people ever seriously considered 
> what that would imply in total for people's lives now?
> I think many of Patrick's efforts are admirable, but I personally 
> would not want to be associated with this particular metaphor. I don't 
> think anybody denies these days that ecological problems are real. 
> It's a commonplace. But when we ask such questions as how we are going 
> to tackle them, and what sort of people will support that, we 
> straightaway confront the politics of social classes - and they think 
> or act in ways which seem reasonable from the standpoint of their own 
> position in the world.
> Jurriaan
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