Danielle was a guest today on Talk Digital Network talking about recent developments in the world economy and markets. You can listen to an audio clip of the segment here.
Blast from the past: the idea of banning smoking inside public buildings was considered absurd and impossible for decades. But then it was slowly acknowledged that smokers were harming the health of others by continuing in this practice. Burning fossil fuels is indoor smoking on a global scale. Those who want to keep doing it and block smarter policies are degrading the environment and harming the health and viability of everyone else. This is a key reason that change to non-emitting, alternative energy is inevitable. The enormous cost savings, increased efficiency and productivity, are the other glaringly obvious reasons to evolve.
Here is a direct video link to a TV report on the evolution of public sentiment on smoking indoors from 1973 to 2007.
“The oil industry says this is the safer way, but that doesn’t mean this is safe,” says Stover. “Property is damaged. People are killed. There is no way to safely transport fossil fuels.”
Below is a time lapse map of fatalities resulting from pipeline incidents between 1986 and 2016. Incidents with fatalities accounted for 372 of all significant 9,006 pipeline related incidents that have occurred over the last twenty years. Red dots indicate incidents that resulted in fatalities and black dots indicate incidents without fatalities that could be geolocated