What is the Full Cost?
Few people ever consider the true and full cost of anything they do or buy or abstain from. Because doing nothing has a cost factor too. Actually, I often made the experience that inaction was the most expensive option. Does that mean that we should fly into action no matter the consequences on anything? certainly not – just taking action without properly contemplating the IFs and putting the dots on the “I”s is downright foolish. But sit and wait is just as foolish. It’s not easy to live in the here and now – but consider the alternatives.
The idea of ‘free energy’ available from solar panels or the wind has had to be abandoned – there simply “ain’t no such thing as a free lunch” (h/t Robert Heinlein).