About ecology and energy

If we consider from the standpoint of philosophy the modern policy of introducing «green energy» into the economy, then this is a voluntaristic attempt to implement the idea of ​​returning civilization to the state that existed before the industrial revolution.
Plants, carrying out photosynthesis, collect solar energy into organic matter. They are reduced by animals, including humans, down to gases and minerals, partially escaping into the atmosphere and lithosphere, for the most part being drawn into the biosphere cycle by plants.
During the existence of the biosphere, a significant part of the carbon was removed from the biosphere into the lithosphere and remained there, in the form of layers of coal.
Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, starting in the 19th century, this carbon began to return to the atmosphere at an ever increasing rate, stimulating an increase in the mass of the biosphere, and, of course, to some extent participating in an increase in atmospheric temperature. An increase in atmospheric temperature would be a great boon for the biosphere, since it could end the drought of the 200,000-year ice age through increased evaporation of water from the oceans and increased rainfall, but ice ages and warming periods arise for cosmic reasons, which was revealed back in the 20th century Milankovitch.
The technosphere in the form in which it exists now, of course, is a plantological factor, but the climate is affected no more than the eruption of a pair of large volcanoes. Nevertheless, it brings no less harm to people than good, that is, a fight against elements of this technosphere harmful to people is necessary.
For example, the use of metals is extremely wasteful in terms of energy consumption. In order to extract metal, and then make something from it, and then deliver it to the place of consumption, huge expenditures of energy are required. Re-processing associated with smelting also requires an enormous amount of energy. But if, in relation to metals, the secondary use still somehow pays for the costs in comparison with their extraction from the lithosphere, then the secondary use of the remaining components of the technosphere’s production is energetically ineffective. Therefore, landfills are growing.
From the point of view of energy efficiency, the technical civilization is losing the competition for the use of solar energy to the biosphere in all respects. Wind generators do not work without repair for a short time, no more than 5 years, without returning the energy that was spent on them. And solar panels until the first hail. Therefore, it would be more correct to use correctly what plants give as fuel, burning forest care products and biogas. Natural gas and oil must also be used, because otherwise they will still oxidize, but without benefit for people. But you can’t use coal!
It would be reasonable to fight not with the energy sector, but with the senseless use of energy for the production of useless products, and this is more than 50% of all industrial products. Examples: cars, «fashionable» clothing and footwear, sports products, air transport, household chemicals, pet products and much more that did not exist before the industrial revolution.

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