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2514, Two opposed "transitions".
In discussions about climate heating, energy and the future there is frequent use of the word "transition". Most people using it assume others mean the same thing by it. But what is really being discussed are two quite different forms of transition. The first is a shift from one kind of energy to another, against coal ani oil while in favor of renewables and "clean energy" which still, like natural gas, still produce much CO2. The other meaning of transition is to get out of an extractive economy to one that lives on the surface of the earth with more modesty, avoiding slavery, over fishing , soil destruction, and concentration of wealth.
We could say that the first is a desperate attempt to hold on to all of our current institutions while the second is a desperate attempt to get rid of them. The point is, however strong the contrast is stated, they are in deep conflict with each other.