Resource Intensity and Systems Thinking – Continued

It will be evident when looking at global efforts to reduce CO2 emissions, they are, in the main, aimed at the overt use of fossil fuel energy and ignore the energy embodied in the recovery, use and disposal of other resources, nuclear power generation for example. (this blog does not take ethical stances. The question that societies and individuals must ask is simply are we ‘doing the right thing right, every time?)

‘Efficiency’ in use is also the usual aim without consideration of process and systemic transformation or elimination – this is the ‘effective’ use of energy and is the path we must take on the journey to continual reduction in Resource Intensity.

The penultimate adventure for the human race.

dd

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