More on the Fossil Fuels Argument:


I’m not going to talk about how the Gores and DiCaprios of the world want to make us feel bad about extracting and using fossil fuels; while at the same time flying around in their fuel-guzzling jets and affording all the luxuries the products of fossil fuels have to offer; while at the same time driving up the prices of those products through the demonization of said fossil fuels. They can afford them.

It might not be a hoax or a conspiracy, but at least, the problem (and the fact) is overblown.
There are approximately 6000 products we make from petroleum and thousands more made from coal that are essential for our life expectancy and advancement as a part of nature and as the only sentient life (we know of) in all of Creation. Some of these products, like insecticides and fertilizers, have helped us to eradicate, or at least stave off, disease and famine. Here is a partial list:

Diesel fuel
Motor Oil
Bearing Grease
Ink
Floor Wax
Ballpoint Pens
Football Cleats
Upholstery
Sweaters
Boats
Insecticides
Bicycle Tires
Sports Car Bodies
Nail Polish
Fishing lures
Dresses
Tires
Golf Bags
Perfumes
Cassettes
Dishwasher parts
Tool Boxes
Shoe Polish
Motorcycle Helmet
Caulking
Petroleum Jelly
Transparent Tape
CD Player
Faucet Washers
Antiseptics
Clothesline
Curtains
Food Preservatives
Basketballs
Soap
Vitamin Capsules
Antihistamines
Purses
Shoes
Dashboards
Cortisone
Deodorant
Footballs
Putty
Dyes
Panty Hose
Refrigerant
Percolators
Life Jackets
Rubbing Alcohol
Linings
Skis
TV Cabinets
Shag Rugs
Electrician’s Tape
Tool Racks
Car Battery Cases
Epoxy
Paint
Mops
Slacks
Insect Repellent
Oil Filters
Umbrellas
Yarn
Fertilizers
Hair Coloring
Roofing
Toilet Seats
Fishing Rods
Lipstick
Denture Adhesive
Linoleum
Ice Cube Trays
Synthetic Rubber
Speakers
Plastic Wood
Electric Blankets
Glycerin
Tennis Rackets
Rubber Cement
Fishing Boots
Dice
Nylon Rope
Candles
Trash Bags
House Paint
Water Pipes
Hand Lotion
Roller Skates
Surf Boards
Shampoo
Wheels
Paint Rollers
Shower Curtains
Guitar Strings
Luggage
Aspirin
Safety Glasses
Antifreeze
Football Helmets
Awnings
Eyeglasses
Clothes
Toothbrushes
Ice Chests
Footballs
Combs
CD’s & DVD’s
Paint Brushes
Detergents
Vaporizers
Balloons
Sun Glasses
Tents
Heart Valves
Crayons
Parachutes
Telephones
Enamel
Pillows
Dishes
Cameras
Anesthetics
Artificial Turf
Artificial limbs
Bandages
Dentures
Model Cars
Folding Doors
Hair Curlers
Cold cream
Movie film
Soft Contact lenses
Drinking Cups
Fan Belts
Car Enamel
Shaving Cream
Ammonia
Refrigerators
Golf Balls
insecticides
fuel
carbolic acid
fungicides
gas
fire proofing
moth balls
carbon dioxide
food preservatives
paint thinner
soda water
billiard balls
batteries
acetylene
medicines
wood preservative
synthetic rubber
perfumes
disinfectant
charcoal briquettes
ammonia
varnish
artificial silk
baking powder
insulation
rubber cement
fertilizer
paint pigments
sulfur
TNT explosive
linoleum
sugar substitute

As mentioned previously, there are also many products we can make, and do make, using the byproduct wastes (mainly carbon and CO2) that come from the processing and burning of fossil fuels. See https://www.facebook.com/mymullings/posts/2147608338798813

We are intimately linked to the carbon in our environment. At approximately 18 percent by mass, carbon is the second most abundant element in the human body, after oxygen. The circle of life starts and ends with carbon. See https://www.facebook.com/mymullings/posts/2151999911692989:0

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