It’s as if our human energy system were designed for life on another planet. It sticks out like a sore thumb from the energy system that’s evolved here over the last 3.8 billion years of life. Rather than cycle solar energy through a closed-loop, cooperative system - as other life forms do around here - our linear, centralised grid releases energy into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels, wasting it rather than recapturing it. If this mismatch is the root cause of climate change then, to tackle it effectively, we must find ways to reintegrate our human energy system with this wider, living energy system.
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