You know the funny thing.....but oh so very very sad is fossil is going to win. Fossil companies happy with easy sales, fossil industries resistant to change, fossil political parties with in-bread houses of culture, all addicted to fossil thinking.
Watching the idiot box last knight I observed an add for the Mitsubishi Outlander, their only hybrid, and not a mention, not even a bit of print. Toyota's Corolla came up next, again not a word of being cleaner, greener, perhaps part of our savour. Yesterday I get a $4000 promotional discount offer from Land Rover. Wanting me to buy into a new piece of ancient junk full of modern bling. Their affordable to the elite Range Rover is their only version of a Hybrid, again not a word and one has to go looking to find out. I emailed back and advised them we had bought a Hybrid, and only interested in another or an EV from now on.
If companies are finding the pace, price, competition, and advancements delivering what the market wants, then we are going out like a snow flake over a fire. Writing to a politician you may as well use the paper to start the fire. They don't reply and if its outside their existing jobs and growth box that ticks off with the donations list, they can't and don't want to see it. I wrote to Ford before we bought, asked them if they had a Hybrid or electric Focus on the near future to replace the wife's run around. They replied, we can not disclose due to market advantage. So no basically.
I'm probably preaching to the converted, but I'm pleading with you all to think about your own impact of GW. And take every opportunity to let others know you think it is here. Don't be scared of the white elephant, and they think you are a greenie anyway because you bushwalk. I love the Land Rover saying One Life...Live it, but thats the trouble we do and its only 80 years long. If we all lived for several hundred years, or 1000's perhaps it would all be different.
By the way, I'm no capitalist, actually I fail at it because I spend to much time holidaying with, or tending to family. My bank balance does't have any 0's, and that's no BS. So we have stretched, probably paid to much in comparison, and I take flack from the mates who do nothing unless the $'s add up or favour them. Perhaps I'm a looser, a stupid greenie, but I am happy with my one life I am giving it all I can for the place where I live.