Humans need external energy for survival:
it is perfectly possible to live without electricity, we didn't have electricity in residential houses in the UK until the early 1930s-some didn't have it until the 1960s, wife and I have both lived without electricity for long periods(separately) so its perfectly possible its just a matter of adapting, but some who have never known anything different may have trouble adapting.
LaLena MaeRee wrote:Thanks for sharing this, I found it interesting. My boyfriend and I were just discussing "could we live without electricity" so this was a good read for us to follow up with.
...for a primate the size of humans, cooking food decreases the amount of time that must be spent chewing food from 48% of daily activity to 4.7% of daily activity.
We used to spend almost 50% of our time chewing prior to cooking??? Wow.
Humans have found ways to increase food supply, through the use of fertilizers, pesticides, irrigation, and refrigeration, all of which require fossil fuels.
Gail needs to read up on Permaculture! Much of that is not necessary and/or doesn't require fossil fuels.
cairn paul wrote:and what will the human race do when there are no "fossil" fuels left?
We'll all practice permaculture techniques! That's why it was created.
It would give a normal human mental abilities to rival mine. To think it is just a tiny ad:
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