People are naturally inclined to take the path of least resistance and on that we can agree. That means avoiding unpleasantness in all of its forms, including when someone gets in their faces about climate as you seem to be doing.

Look, rule one in behavioral psychology is that you have to get the person to want to change or there will be no change. It’s slow and difficult to be sure.

My message is that we are in a bubble, a temporary situation that has lasted since 1859 when we began pumping oil in Titusvill, PA. There has always been a limited though quite large amount of oil in the ground. But that resource is becoming exhausted and we need new ways to motivate people to change their energy habits. The surest way we have is the price mechanism in which prices increase and thus encourage people to switch.

I my book, “The Age of Sustainability” I document some of the many ways we can get ourselves out of the twin bind of climate change and energy depletion. It’s largely good news except for the reality that the fossil fuel companies have trillions of dollars invested in infrastructure and are fighting to get us to burn the last drop of oil regardless of the consequences.

That’s all I can say, much of your rant doesn’t make a good deal of sense.

Researcher, author of multiple books including “The Age of Sustainability” about solutions for climate change. Technology, business, economics.

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