23 October, 2021

Drill, Baby, Drill!

A global energy crisis is coming. There's no quick fix – CNN

Oddly, just a year ago, we were experiencing a nearly worldwide energy surplus. What changed?

A global energy crunch caused by weather and a resurgence in demand is getting worse, stirring alarm ahead of the winter, when more energy is needed to light and heat homes. Governments around the world are trying to limit the impact on consumers, but acknowledge they may not be able to prevent bills spiking.

Further complicating the picture is mounting pressure on governments to accelerate the transition to cleaner energy as world leaders prepare for a critical climate summit in November.

In China, rolling blackouts for residents have already begun, while in India power stations are scrambling for coal. Consumer advocates in Europe are calling for a ban on disconnections if customers can't promptly settle what they owe.

So, governments take away our energy, then tell us it’s for our own good. We lose freedom and become more easy to control. And their media lackeys tell us to “get used to it”. That’s what they told people in the Soviet Union too.

I guess we haven’t learned.

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