hw1- 105 - Chelsea Mosser Environmental 105 Homework 1 1....

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Chelsea Mosser Environmental 105 Homework 1 1. Demand - reducing population - changing lifestyle - keeping our lifestyle, but reducing its energy intensity through “efficiency and technology” Supply - get off fossil fuels by investing in “clean coal” technology - invest in nuclear fission - buy/beg/steal renewable energy from other countries 2. The reductions in demand and increases in supply must be big changes, not small. MacKay states that “if everyone does a little, we will only achieve a little” and therefore have to do a lot to see big changes. The multiplying machine states that if everyone does x, there will be enough energy to do y and you achieve y by multiplying x by the number of people involved. The “if-everyone” multiplying machine is just a way of making something small seem big. It is a bad thing because it deflects people’s attention to the small change that can occur “if everyone” did something, instead of the larger picture of everyone should do something. MacKay also states that “little changes make a big
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