Industrialization crises

Overview of INDUSTRIALIZATION Crises

Industrialization generates Pollution and Depletion side-effects that – starting with oil companies – are building major backlashes against those deemed responsible and require True Costing as a counter-measure

 

The exceptional benefits of cheap sources of concentrated energy have left the world-economy addicted to fossil fuels

 

For convoluted and partially-obscured reasons the genuine threats from climate change are being heavily misrepresented

  • Although the damage of local pollution from Industrialization has been obvious for centuries, the effects of airborne pollution remain far less clear-cut
  • Politics, self-interest, complex science and unintentional media distortion are complicating interpretation of the manmade contributions to climate-change
  • However, the unbiased scientific consensus is that there is an extremely high probability that manmade global warming is a genuine and serious threat to national security

 

Energy producers feel unable to publicize that production of ‘cheap’ forms of crude oil is peaking and costs will on-balance escalate

 

Governments know the economic threats from climate-change and peaking oil-production but find it close-to-impossible to change course

  • Despite numerous proposals to lower oil-dependency and carbon-emissions, there are in reality insufficient credible alternatives that can be implemented in time
  • Strongly-reinforced domestic and foreign policies keep the world-economy on a course of escalating energy costs and inadequate climate-change controls
  • Short-term local conflicting interests are currently set to undermine counter-strategies aimed at securing long-term collective national-economic benefits

 

Industrialization crises need TRUE COSTING – reflecting all the hidden costs and savings that technological options ever bring

  • Break the ‘code of silence’ within the oil industry and debate True Costings of oil reserves and help tie plans on climate-change into parallel plans relating to peaking economic-oil
  • Create a GDP+ measure that modifies the detail of how GDP is calculated by adding in otherwise-obscured costs and savings so it better reflects hidden reality
  • Evaluate the True Costing of proposals such as Carbon Capture and Storage over very-long timescales while pushing energy-efficiency in buildings and energy grids
  • While using mechanically-based alternative-energy sources as stop-gaps prioritize exponentially-improving developments in solar and 3rd-generation biofuels
  • Globally coordinate broadly-standardized nuclear power-station designs while accelerating international next-generation development and prioritizing fusion research
  • Enhance existing moves to reflect ‘cost of carbon’ in international agreements that lay out how the global community should transition toward low-carbon economies