Leave hydrocarbons in the ground

Humans have always been too active in stripping out valuable non-renewable resources and using (often burning) them as if there is an endless supply.

Even the few who are not yet convinced about climate change should be worried about an energy system which consumes ‘capital’, built up over hundreds of millions of years. We should not sacrifice future generations for our short-term needs. Plenty of energy ‘income’ is available.

Much better to leave our hydrocarbons in the ground, or use them very slowly for other more important things (chemical synthesis etc). Only a stupid species would burn them.

Mike Jones, Lewes