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Contemporary society is locked in a narrative, a normalcy bias, which says that the way things are is an absolute requirement for a good life.  We believe we are on the peak of civilization, rocketing forward exponentially into a fantastic techy future, perhaps ready to explore new worlds.   

Key to the narrative is that we absolutely must have an energy grid powered by fossil fuels and nuclear energy. Rather suddenly, almost stealthily, renewable energy is taking over.  It seems like last week (20 years ago) all the scientists were saying wind and solar was a technical impossibility.  There were so many well reasoned, mathematically supported reasons why we needed to stay the course of oil and nuclear.  Mankind would not even survive without them

Now there are a dozen countries nearly 100% renewable.  In the history of civilization, its an amazing change in the blink of an eye.  Yet the normalcy bias is entrenched.  The grid.  The grid needs to be a smart grid, and it is.  The grid of the U.S. extends seamlessly into Canada. Its all part of the unalterable and absolute requirement for society.  The grid, the two party system of politics, the tax system, the banking system, capitalism  your steady job and your 401K,  an endless home loan.

Its as if we have a collective amnesia that we have lived without these systems for the vast majority of the time.  If human history, say 120,000 years was written in a book 600 pages long, our current situation would be written in the last page. And its not that that vast history was somehow inconsequential or of little valuable accomplishment.  The fossil fuel era is about 250 years old and the grid about 100 years old.  IF we plotted history again, just from the great pyramids in a timeline of 30 pages, the last page would be the one where we used fossil fuels and the grid.  Just thumb through any book of architecture history and marvel at the fantastic accomplishments, still standing

We dont need to go backward...but we certainly dont need to stay in our normalcy bias,  believing we will certainly perish without the system, the grid, the political rhetoric, the monetary system as it is.  And then theres the nuclear renaissance!  The super poison and weapon which will lay waste all of humankind's accomplishments.
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we are healthy with background radiation but unhealthy with the same dose from fallout
 
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