By Ray Marilyn Hamm (

  Produce less oil and gas, no coal.  Reduce, use less.   Will we need to go back to horse n buggy?  How bad does it need to be?

Actually, not bad at all.  What was life like for you and your family 20 years ago?   Where were you living?  What were your vacations like?

Twenty years ago energy use in the world was approximately two thirds of what it is now.  With modern technology and two thirds of current energy usage, we would be in great shape to slow down, mitigate global warming and climate change.  In 2000, vehicle registrations in Canada were approximately two thirds of the current number.  Did you have trouble getting around in 2000?   

I'm old enough to remember when it was a brand-new thing to "Put your trash into orbit."   Throw away trash, litter, was beginning to be significant and government created these spherical containers (like a satellite) beside highways for our throw aways.   Plastic production doubled from 1989 to 2002 and doubled again in the last 20 years.  It would be an incredible gift to the Earth, to all of us, if present plastic production were cut in half.

(Note:  Developing countries add another layer to these generalizations.   Alternative energy sources also enter the picture.)

This is not scary, n