^ an inaccurate and long-since disproven comparison.
Perhaps you'd like to see what Oildale in Southern CA looks like. Consider how this looks in the most environmentally restrictive state in the US.
Or perhaps the Canadian Athabasca Oil Sands project
Or how things look over in Nigera
I do know that the gov't requires the producers to reclaim the land after they have finished the extraction. Here are a couple of pics reportedly taken of one mine site in northern AlbertaIIRC, that's a copper mine photo. The person who made the meme knew that most people wouldn't research that.
How about an aerial from Fort McMurray tar sands mining? This is what Keystone XL was primarily meant for-
lol... And so the war on A/C begins...
I've already seen numerous Op-Eds with the pampered ruling elite belly-aching how everyone else having A/C is killing the planet and racist to boot...
But I think this is the first instance I've seen of a government actually taking direct action like this against it. Probably won't be the last.
And you can bet no one in the Spanish government will be abiding by this... They mismanage the electric grid and instead of fixing it, they tell the populace "you'll do with less and learn to like it!"
This is what hits me hardest. No expense or lack of foresight will deter the push for electrification at this point.The level of fanaticism against fossil fuels and this global warming stuff is just mind blowing.