Passage #396: 29 March 2017
Forget wind or the sun, the energy of the future is locked up in coal, apparently. Yes, the mine doors are reopening, friends. The furnaces are firing back up*. And so what if the planet heats up a bit? Aren't we trying to stay warm anyway? Really, who wants to wear their mittens when we can just turn up the thermostat on the whole dern planet? And we'll have nice, toasty oceans once all that pesky polar ice melts. The water level will be higher, reach further inland. We'll all live closer to the beach! How lovely!
So this week on the ride we treat ourselves to a little preview of that idyllic America to come, warm and wonderful, an America great once again.