Paul, I know you and I have not always agreed on things in the past...but I do admire your willingness to be there in the trenches, everyday, fighting the good fight against impossible odds. I have tried to think of ways help improve those odds, but that is obviously not what I am good at. There is just too much money in the system you are fighting against. As they have found in the illegal drug war or tv money in collage sports (and now the Name Image and Likeness (NIL) monies) with all that money is impossible to stop and do the right thing. And you Paul are up against the king pin of it all...oil and gas monies. That is such a third rail that they won't even to touch it to stop a bad war (like any war is good, right?).
I got the wind knocked out of me last Monday when I watched the movie "Planet of Humans". I had my suspicions of what really is "Green" and how can it really be decoupled from "oil and gas" energy, but that movie made me ill. And the scenes of them pulling the dying orangutans out of the clear cuts, uggh. I remember 40 years ago in engineering school as we discussed nuclear power plants construction our professor, even then, questioned with so much oil and gas energy going into the construction and maintenance of the plants, fuels and spent fuel, would a nuclear power plant ever reach the break even point, much less on the positive side for energy produced. And this morning on the CBS Morning show for Earth Day they touched on the fallacy of the wood pellet green renewable energy, much of which is being shipped to Europe from our clear cut forests anyway. Maybe that can help get the ball rolling better for a better planet. But I doubt it, as the oil and gas money is everywhere and it is perverting the system and people don't realize it. And despite what you saw on the tv show "Yellowstone" you can't really fight a hedge fund (or the oil and gas industry) with those really, really deep pockets. I wish there were better answers.