I see the article about Greenpeace and oil exploration and wonder why they and the Government can’t see the current situation and the future for years to come. How did their ship get here? It certainly wasn’t by sail alone, more likely diesel power most of the way. What about the diesel generators on the ship providing life support, creature comforts and cooking? This is all provided by diesel engines. Oil is the means of life for the population of the world. Without it, most of the population of the world would and be out of work, and starve to death, in other words total chaos. Perhaps Greenpeace would like to see the earth totally depopulated and leave it to the animals.
Nature might do this for them anyway, with a major epidemic.
Of course every effort should be made to reduce emissions, and this is happening in various ways. Most electric vehicles are only of limited use due to short range. What is needed is some new, clean, undiscovered power source, and that of course requires a new kind of motors etc and at great cost, just like electric vehicles, which are out of price range for the majority of people.
Greenpeace does endeavour to do good things, however, they are using fuel to do it, and in a lot of cases being a nuisance by chaining themselves to oil rigs etc.
_ Peter Plaistowe