As individual consumers, far too many of us still recklessly behave as though throwing non-biodegradable garbage down a dark chute and spewing emissions from sky-high jet engines and very tall smoke stacks means pollutants somehow get safely absorbed into the environment. We seem to think we’re inconsequentially dispensing of that waste into a black-hole singularity, where it gets compressed into nothing.

Meanwhile, it seems to me that if the universal availability of green-energy alternatives will come at the expense of the traditional energy production companies, one can expect obstacles, including the political and regulatory sort. If something notably conflicts with corporate big-profit interests, even very progressive motions are greatly resisted, often enough successfully. And of course there will be those who will rebut the concept altogether, perhaps solely on the illogic that if it was possible, it definitely would have been patented and produced already and made a few people very wealthy.

FRANK STERLE JR.

White Rock, British Columbia

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