The Huffington Post, Green, October 15, 2012
By Kelly Rigg
There are no technological barriers to staving off a climate crisis. So what’s really holding us back?
I’ve recently returned home after two weeks of intensive meetings, workshops and speaking engagements in the U.S., where this question was at the heart of virtually every conversation.
The most obvious answer, of course, is that the vested interests of the fossil fuel dinosaurs and their powerful lobbyists serve to maintain the status quo. But if we let that stop us, we might as well pack up and go home now. The fossils always have been and always will be immovable objects — no one has ever really been fooled by greenwash marketing campaigns such as BP’s “Beyond Petroleum” or Shell’s brief foray into renewables.