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RE: Alternative extraction/conversion etc

Subject: RE: Alternative extraction/conversion etc
From: John Flannigan
Date: Dec 08 2008 17:00:03
I went to one of these sustainable towns seminars fairly recently and one
speaker showed two images depicting possible outcomes for our future. 

One was the typical sci-fi metropolis with high rise buildings and everyone
flying around in machines. 

The other was a still from a Mad Max movie. 

He described how people's optimism made us think that technology has the
answers so we like to align our views to the sci-fi scenario and carry on
regardless thinking an answer is always just around the corner.

The trouble is we are actually heading towards the Mad Max future and the
sooner we sort out the horses etc the better. 

Now, where's my DVD of Soylent Green ;)


-----Original Message-----
From: Howe, Ron [] 
Sent: 08 December 2008 12:28
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: RE: Alternative extraction/conversion etc

"When the oil does run out, how are we in Northern climes to undertake
our heavy extraction?" 

Hydrogen Fuel Cell, Vegetable Seed Oil (Rape), Steam Power from nuclear
fission cells, local manufacture on site ... Or maybe we just use
plastic instead! Whoops, that's made from fossil oil isn't it. 

Ron Howe
Planning Tree Officer
Mole Valley District Council
Direct Tel. 01306 XXX XXX

-----Original Message-----
From: Hare, Gareth [] 
Sent: Mon, 08 December 2008 11:44
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: Alternative extraction/conversion etc


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