As awareness of climate collapse and its imminent consequences grows, many are championing so-called “green energy” as a solution. But is it? Can we design our way around forest-devouring wildfires, floods and droughts of biblical proportions, crop-withering heat, and all the other catastrophes looming — or is green energy a myth?

It’s crazy to think we can save the Earth by destroying it — yet that’s exactly what all so-called “green” technologies claim to do. The apparatus of these technologies — rooftop solar panels, giant photo-voltaic power stations, enormous wind generator farms, electric vehicles and the lithium, minerals and other metals needed to manufacture them — all require fossil-fuel intense mining and extraction processes to create them and fossil-fuel thirsty ways to transport them.

These are all ongoing

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