In 10 years before the proverbial 2035 date when many mandated transitions to “green electricity” occur to reduce or eliminate usage of fossil fuels, most of today’s elected officials, policy advisers, and policymakers are:
- Mostly NOT trained in engineering.
- Only from wealthy countries.
- Unaware of the engineering reality that without the petrochemicals manufactured from crude oil, those 6,000 products that entered society after the 1800’s, start to disappear, the same products that have been the basis of the world populating over the last 200 years, after the discovery of crude oil, from 1 to 8 billion.
- Unwilling to engage in conversations about where and how the world is going to replace the fossil fuels that are now providing the basis of all the “PRODUCTS” in society that did not exist before the 1800’s.
Petrochemicals manufactured from crude oil:
- Are key ingredients in manufacturing wind turbine blades and solar panels.
- Are widely used in healthcare as feedstock for pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, and plastic medical supplies.
- Are the key ingredients for construction materials to décor and kitchen necessities.
- Are the basis of tires and asphalt used in transportation infrastructures.
- Provide the fuels to move the heavy-weight and long-range needs of jets moving people and products, and the merchant ships for global trade flows, and the military and space programs.
Those policymakers only focus on “just weather” dependent electricity generated from wind turbines and solar panels, i.e. “green electricity” that only exists because of subsidies from governments. They fail to understand that it’s the PRODUCTS that run this world, not just electricity. They also fail to comprehend that wind turbines and solar panels CANNOT make any products needed to support humanity.
Not being able to comprehend simple engineering principles, they fail to understand that all the components needed to make wind turbines and solar panels are made from the petrochemicals manufactured from crude oil, the same crude oil that they want to rid the world of!
By 2035 most of today’s elected government officials and policymakers will be termed out of office, and either be retired or deceased, leaving their policies for today’s teenagers and grade school kids to pay for the implementation of those dictates from today’s “leaders” in wealthy country dictates!
The other 90+ percent of the world of developing countries continue with unabated emissions for their dismal economies!
Today’s policy advisers, policymakers, and the news media, also mostly NOT trained in engineering, constantly refer to all climate changes being caused by humanity, but they never identify where most of that emission generating humanity is located!
The healthy and wealthy countries of Germany, Australia, Great Britain, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, and all the EU, and the USA representing about one of the eight billion of the world’s population could literally shut down, and cease to exist, and the opposite of what the media tells us and believes will take place.
Emissions will be exploding from those poorer developing countries, i.e., the other seven billion on this planet. Unlike the wealthy countries that have huge economies that can subsidize any delusionally obsessed idea, these poorer countries dismal economies cannot subsidize themselves out of a paper bag!
Simply put, in these healthy and wealthy countries, every person, animal, or anything that causes emissions to harmfully rise could vanish off the face of the earth, or even die off, and global emissions will still explode in the coming years and decades ahead over the population and economic growth of India, Nigeria, China, Pakistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Egypt, and Tanzania.
When Thomas Edison and his researchers at Menlo Park came onto the lighting scene, they focused on improving the filament — first testing carbon, then platinum, before finally returning to a carbon filament. By October 1879, Edison’s team had produced a light bulb with a carbonized filament of uncoated cotton thread that could last for 14.5 hours. They continued to experiment with the filament until settling on one made from bamboo that gave Edison’s lamps a lifetime of up to 1,200 hours.
Thomas Edison (1847-1931) is widely credited as the inventor of the incandescent light bulb, but the more accurate telling is that he improved on a technology that already existed. Many of Edison’s 1,093 patents were the product of teamwork, with a large team of researchers working out of his laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey. Their research also played a key role in the development of sound recording and motion picture technology.
One of his biggest achievements was opening the first power plant in New York City in 1882, the Pearl Street Station. He also installed the first electric streetlights in Roselle, New Jersey, marking the beginning of the end of gas lighting in American cities.
Eventually, Edison’s companies evolved into the General Electric brand, which is known for its washing machines, refrigerators, and electric light bulbs, that all utilize parts and components made from crude oil.
Looking back at the history of the petroleum industry, it illustrates that the black cruddy looking crude oil was virtually useless, unless it could be manufactured (refineries) into oil derivativesthat are now the basis of chemical products, such as plastics, solvents, and medications, that are essential for supporting modern lifestyles. The more than 6,000 products that are based on oil are being used for the health and well-being of humanity and the generation of electricity did not exist a few short centuries ago.
For aircraft and ships, just like that for the diverse options for the generation of electricity, they all utilize parts and components, i.e., the “PRODUCTS” made from the oil derivatives manufactured from raw crude oil.
When will our policymakers engage into conversations to identify the new source that will replace crude oil that is the basis of all the “Products” for today’s humanity of the 8 billion on this planet?
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