Disadvantage of biomass - Lulling us into a false sense of hope
Biomass energy, or any
, will not be able to achieve a sustainable world. A sustainable world is one where commonly people will have developed a closeness to others and to their environments that I call practical love.
This closeness can only happen through better understanding life as inevitably limited, unpredictable, not always controllable and existing only by virtue of paradoxes. These paradoxes are cycles of drought and flood, cold and warm, high and low, night and day, and so on. Dependency and vulnerability are just as much part of a sustainable life as is a sense of (temporary) independence and invulnerability. That’s a whole life.
To live a whole life is to live a happy life. To learn the habits that form character and beliefs that are part of living like that you can use what’s right in front of your nose.
Your neighbour who is frail aged and needs a hand.
Your daughter or baby sister who needs assistance in her utter dependence to be “independent” enough one day to return the favour upon others.
Your colleague or friend who has a disability and is dependent on your attitudes to be able to work, live and play.
Your local degraded wetland that is crying out for a “Friends” group to help it survive and thrive.