‘But wouldn’t it be useful to move to alternative energy anyway?’ #9 My perspective on climate change

The quotation in the title of this essay comes from something I noted down in 2010. It was part of a comment somewhere, and it carried the implication that even if you didn’t think AGW was a real problem there were good reasons to go down the alternative energy path. Why was alternative energy a good thing? Well, it was said to be ‘free’, would continue forever, and didn’t require the use of fossil fuels, which were not sustainable even if they weren’t bad for the planet. I had a particular interest in solar energy, because the Australian Research Grants … Continue reading ‘But wouldn’t it be useful to move to alternative energy anyway?’ #9 My perspective on climate change