Interesting exchanges guys. Foster-girl care for the last three days.
Let me simplify this a bit . . . . m-a-y-b-e.
In just shy of 200-300 years we will have used up what took million of years of stored sunlight to accumulate and concentrate. We ARE running out of time to use the remains of this one-time bonanza discovery to spring forward here on planet earth to going back to rational use of only the annual sunlight energy budget.
Any form of fuel making with annual crops is still just using a single annuals worth of sun energy. Same as PV solar. Same as wind/water power. With all of these for Macro supping needing dipping greatly into the use-once-only black-magic energy jar.
I am burning nightly into each day now my own property grown tree wood for home heating. This is 50 years of stored-up/concentrated sun energy. It’s ok because my property has proven I can no-till grow at least 12,000 pounds of green-wet wood per year, per acre. Half that for dry wood energy. I round own to 5,000 BTU’s used per pound of fuel wood. On 14.69 acres of wood lot I am infinatly sustainable for heat, and reasonable engine fuels, building materials and chemical/foods. Actually enough for three households id they are reasonable.
Sigh so not as I topic intended micro but to go-with-the-flow of the conversations. Micro-expectations living.
No-till. Did mention no-till, no artificial, brought in fertilize or minerals? Some work and sweating, yeah, for sure. That is what keeps it honest.
A-n-y-o-n-e USofA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia could choose to do this same Micro-expectations living choice too. And in many other places in our world as J.O. and Kristijan, and Patrick Johnson have shown us.
"And smarty (smart-assed) Steve Unruh, just how many in our current world could live your’s and OrCarl’s, BobMac’s rural chosen live styles??"
Oh, I recon at least 5% to 20% of the current human planet loading.
"What!? You have no solution for all of the others!"
Nope. Our current planet human loading was a glut allowed first by deforestation levels of wood charcoal energy glutting. Then fossil coal mines slaving a way. Now since the 1870’s heavily using up petroleum finds.
And ANY Macro-energy proposal promoter is blowing you smoke and mirrors conning themselves, and you that they can change the big-batch-millions-of-years accumulated stored to just living on annual energy falling equation.
But, but, but Steve unruh what about fission, near-earth orbit solar harvesters? And other gobble-gook acronym’ed “untapped”, “limitless” engry sources? Huh? Hum?
Hey dudes. Cheap and near free energy IS THE PROBLEM. Not the solution.
Personal sweating a bit for your annual use energies put a use-governor on your energy usage.
Using tree-woods does this.
Now one of my favorite makes-sense modern songs was from Mad Max; Beyond Thunderdome.
“We do not need another Hero”
"We just need to know the way Home"
Wood-for-Energy is the way Home to maximum personal Freedom; Independence to live and think your own thoughts; practice your own beliefs systems, in peace.
tree-farmer Steve unruh