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Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
« Reply #60 on: April 06, 2021, 01:10:05 am »
Just another day in Western civilization:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KPXxh97H40

TYT is far too superficial in only blaming big business for this. There was big business in ancient times too but no such problems. Why not? The real problem is not big business, but Western machines.

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Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
« Reply #61 on: April 06, 2021, 09:49:19 am »
As usual, by trying to "solve" the problem, Westerners create more problems:

Millions of gallons of wastewater being pumped into Tampa Bay; officials say 'no second breach' at Florida reservoir
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/04/06/piney-point-reservoir-wastewater-leak-tampa-bay-tuesday-updates/7103688002/

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Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
« Reply #62 on: April 06, 2021, 12:08:58 pm »
 FLASHBACK: 2011 Roundup - ARYANISM (eerie prediction)
http://aryanism.net/blog/aryan-sanctuary/2011-roundup/
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Many of us in the Northern hemisphere are probably going to die of cancer in a few decades from the Fukushima radiation if something else (e.g. the rumoured “superbug” biological weapon) doesn’t kill us first. And all signs point to next year being even worse.
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« Reply #63 on: April 07, 2021, 11:42:19 pm »
How Victorians Knowingly Poisoned Their Food | Hidden Killers | Absolute History
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Dr Suzannah Lipscomb show us the dangerous ways the Victorians adulterated food and its deadly consequences.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkQ0RFTHvIo

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It's fascinating, and frightening, how humans have been poisoning other humans in the name of profit for centuries...
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“One thing Victorians used to love, was profits...”

You say that like that has changed

When can we get a full psychological analysis of Westerners and Western culture, because I suspect most of them are raving lunatics who just manage to keep their lunacy undercover most of the time?

Another example of what I mean in the sentence above:
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San Diego, California began water fluoridation in February 2011, despite its Municipal Code Section 67.0101, which prohibits the city from fluoridating. The local ordinance was preempted by California law that requires fluoridation when an outside funding source is available.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_fluoridation_in_the_United_States

Most of these people should be in straight-jackets in a psych ward at this point. Why are we allowing them to roam freely among the sane? How is that going to end well?

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« Reply #64 on: April 11, 2021, 03:37:41 pm »
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A new paper by the World Wildlife Fund reports that 30% of freshwater fish species is threatened with extinction. 80 species have already gone extinct, of which 16 went extinct in 2020 alone. 19 of the extinct species were found in the U.S.

Since the 1970s, there has been an average decline of 76% in migratory freshwater fish and a 94% decline in megafish, or fish heavier than 30 kg. Researchers believe this loss is due to many human factors, including climate change, pollution, overfishing, and harming ecosystems with dams, irrigation, and draining.

Freshwater fish make up 51% of known fish species, despite freshwater ecosystems covering just 1% of Earth's surface. Freshwater fish provide the main source of animal protein for at least 200 million people and have an estimated value of $138 billion.


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They'll destroy the very ground they walk on for profit.
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When the last tree has fallen
And the rivers are poisoned
You cannot eat money, oh no - The Seed by Aurora

At least no new fish will be brought into existence to be tortured and tormented by humans.

See also: https://trueleft.createaforum.com/true-left-vs-right/western-civilization-sustainable-evil/

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Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
« Reply #65 on: April 11, 2021, 03:50:35 pm »
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"Japan Says Sorry, But It Has to Dump This Fukushima Radioactive Water Into the Ocean.

Moving Ahead. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga says that the government has put off figuring out what to do with all of the contaminated water building up at the destroyed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant for long enough - and it's time to start dumping it into the ocean.

Suga's hand is forced given that the plant will soon run out of space to store the contaminated groundwater seeping into the facility, The Japan Times reports, and he's framing the controversial plan to release the water into the Pacific Ocean as "Unavoidable."

Japanese officials have been debating how to best contain the radioactive water at the Fukushima plant for years, but the plan that seems to have stuck is to purify the water as best as possible, dilute the radioactive tritium that persists even after the cleaning process, and to dump it over the course of 30 years."
https://futurism.com/the-byte/japan-sorry-dump-radioactive-water-ocean

Meanwhile, Western civilization junkies are celebrating that Biden has embraced nuclear energy for the US because it's "safe" and "really is 'clean' energy because it doesn't produce that much waste"...

Just think, if the oldest dynasties of ancient Egypt used nuclear reactors, the waste would still be toxic today and for thousands of more years. Just think, ONE mishap and Japan is going to be doing damage control for the next 30+ years at the least.


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As of 2014, there have been more than 100 serious nuclear accidents and incidents from the use of nuclear power. Fifty-seven accidents or severe incidents have occurred since the Chernobyl disaster, and about 60% of all nuclear-related accidents/severe incidents have occurred in the USA.[10] Serious nuclear power plant accidents include the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster (2011), the Chernobyl disaster (1986), the Three Mile Island accident (1979), and the SL-1 accident (1961).[11] Nuclear power accidents can involve loss of life and large monetary costs for remediation work.[12]

Nuclear-powered submarine accidents include the K-19 (1961), K-11 (1965), K-27 (1968), K-140 (1968), K-429 (1970), K-222 (1980), and K-431 (1985)[11][13][14] accidents. Serious radiation incidents/accidents include the Kyshtym disaster, the Windscale fire, the radiotherapy accident in Costa Rica,[15] the radiotherapy accident in Zaragoza,[16] the radiation accident in Morocco,[17] the Goiania accident,[18] the radiation accident in Mexico City, the radiotherapy unit accident in Thailand,[19] and the Mayapuri radiological accident in India.[19]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_and_radiation_accidents_and_incidents

With a basic understanding of probability, if the risk is non-zero, it will happen if given enough time... (And this isn't even considering nuclear weapons, which are even more dangerous and would never have existed without Homo hubris's quest to harness nuclear power).

Meanwhile, we have this free energy source called the Sun.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smiling_Sun

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Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
« Reply #66 on: April 11, 2021, 11:47:37 pm »
"if the risk is non-zero"

And even if the risk were zero, the mere quantity of energy generated by Western methods is responsible for enabling human population explosion, which itself scales up in quantity every other form of human damage to the environment that is occurring constantly. So it's not just when Western civilization malfunctions that it is hazardous; it is also hazardous when it functions as intended!

"Meanwhile, we have this free energy source called the Sun."

Moreover, which provides energy/unit area at a fixed rate, thus automatically precluding population explosions.

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« Reply #67 on: April 16, 2021, 01:13:51 am »
Antony Blinken sparks backlash over his support for Japan's wastewater dumping
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On April 13, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken thanked Japan for its decision to release contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea, prompting a backlash in the comments section of Blinken's Twitter post.
According to research in 2012 by Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR), a marine research institute in Germany, It would only take 57 days for the radioactive materials from Japan's contaminated water to spread to most of the Pacific Ocean, three years to reach the coastal areas of the U.S. and Canada, and 10 years to spread worldwide.
Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Zhao Lijian claimed that the world should not face the consequences of Japan's actions. Japan's fishing industry in Fukushima and many other countries also opposed this plan.
Russian government expressed "serious concern" over Japan's plan, South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in ordered officials to explore petitioning an international court over Japan's decision.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzTinxldDxg

Fukushima radioactive waste water to be dumped into the sea
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The Japanese government on Tuesday approved plans to release more than 1 million metric tons (1.1 million US tons) of radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean two years from now. The controversial plan was approved following years of heated wrangling and despite concerns from neighboring countries. In response, the South Korean foreign ministry summoned Japan's top envoy to Seoul. South Korea's Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong-moon met with Japanese Ambassador Koichi Aiboshi, according to officials. Choi was expected to express regrets and lodge a protest during the meeting.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AT6OQM3GaUk

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Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
« Reply #68 on: April 25, 2021, 10:39:15 pm »
On the energy inefficiency of Western civilization:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watt

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A laborer over the course of an eight-hour day can sustain an average output of about 75 watts; higher power levels can be achieved for short intervals and by athletes.[4]

I would imagine that light labour such as sweeping the floor would actually require significantly less than 75W, but let's assume it is 75W. People all around the world have been happily sweeping floors for thousands of years, and then Western civilization came along:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vacuum_cleaner

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The first vacuum-cleaning device to be portable and marketed at the domestic market was built in 1905 by Walter Griffiths, a manufacturer in Birmingham, England.[12] His Griffith's Improved Vacuum Apparatus for Removing Dust from Carpets resembled modern-day cleaners; – it was portable, easy to store, and powered by "any one person (such as the ordinary domestic servant)", who would have the task of compressing a bellows-like contraption to suck up dust through a removable, flexible pipe, to which a variety of shaped nozzles could be attached.

In 1906 James B. Kirby developed his first of many vacuums called the "Domestic Cyclone". It used water for dirt separation. Later revisions came to be known as the Kirby Vacuum Cleaner. In 1907 department store janitor James Murray Spangler (1848–1915) of Canton, Ohio invented the first portable electric vacuum cleaner,[13] obtaining a patent for the Electric Suction Sweeper on 2 June 1908. Crucially, in addition to suction from an electric fan that blew the dirt and dust into a soap box and one of his wife's pillow cases, Spangler's design utilized a rotating brush to loosen debris.[14] Unable to produce the design himself due to lack of funding, he sold the patent in 1908 to local leather goods manufacturer William Henry Hoover (1849–1932), who had Spangler's machine redesigned with a steel casing, casters, and attachments, founding the company that in 1922 was renamed the Hoover Company. Their first vacuum was the 1908 Model O, which sold for $60. Subsequent innovations included the beater bar in 1919 ("It beats as it sweeps as it cleans"),[15] disposal filter bags in the 1920s, and an upright vacuum cleaner in 1926.

In Continental Europe, the Fisker and Nielsen company in Denmark was the first to sell vacuum cleaners in 1910. The design weighed just 17.5 kg (39 lb) and could be operated by a single person. The Swedish company Electrolux launched their Model V in 1921 with the innovation of being able to lie on the floor on two thin metal runners.[16] In the 1930s the Germany company Vorwerk started marketing vacuum cleaners of their own design which they sold through direct sales.

So how does a vaccuum cleaner compare?

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After August 2014, due to EU rules, manufacture of vacuum cleaners with a power consumption greater than 1600 watts were banned within the EU, and from 2017 no vacuum cleaner with a wattage greater than 900 watts was permitted.[28][29]

So taking into account the newest environmental regulations, suppose a vaccuum cleaner consumes 750W. That is still a full order of magnitude more than 75W! In other words, the broom is (at least) 10x better than the vaccuum cleaner purely operationally. And that doesn't even take into account how much more resources are required to manufacture a vaccuum cleaner than a broom, nor how much heavier a vaccuum cleaner is, or how much NOISIER, etc..

The overwhelming inferiority of Western civilization can be seen literally everywhere if only we care to pay attention.

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Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
« Reply #69 on: April 29, 2021, 10:20:35 pm »
It's OK for "whites" to breathe:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/people-color-breathe-more-hazardous-191448101.html

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Over the years, a mountain of evidence has brought to light a stark injustice: Compared with white Americans, people of color in the United States suffer disproportionately from exposure to pollution.

Now a new study on a particularly harmful type of air pollution shows just how broadly those disparities hold true. Black Americans are exposed to more pollution from every type of source, including industry, agriculture, all manner of vehicles, construction, residential sources and even emissions from restaurants. People of color more broadly, including Black and Hispanic people and Asian Americans, are exposed to more pollution from nearly every source.

The findings came as a surprise to the study’s researchers, who had not anticipated that the inequalities spanned so many types of pollution.

“We expected to find that just a couple of different sources were important for the disparate exposure among racial ethnic groups,” said Christopher W. Tessum, an assistant professor in environmental engineering and science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who led the study. “But what we found instead was that almost all of the source types that we looked at contributed to this disparity.”

The study builds on a wealth of research that has shown that people of color in America live with more pollution than their white neighbors. Fine particulate matter air pollution, known as PM 2.5, is harmful to human health and is responsible for 85,000 to 200,000 excess deaths a year in the United States.
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They found that nearly all emissions sources caused disproportionate exposures for people of color, on average, as well as separately for Black, Hispanic and Asian people. Black people were exposed to higher-than-average concentrations from all major emissions groups, while white people were exposed to lower-than-average concentrations from almost all categories. The disparities were seen nationally as well as at the state level, across income levels and across the urban-rural divide.

These findings were consistent with the experiences of communities on the ground, said Robert D. Bullard, a professor at Texas Southern University who has written for more than 30 years about the need to redress environmental racism, who was not involved in the study.

“If you go to communities of color across this country and ask them, ‘What’s the source of the environmental problems?’ they can point you to every one: the highway, the chemical plants, the refineries, the legacy pollution left over from decades ago, in the houses, in the air, in the water, in the playgrounds,” he said. “Empirical research is now catching up with the reality: that America is segregated and so is pollution.”

On Wednesday, the Environmental Integrity Project, a nonprofit group founded by former officials from the EPA, released a separate report that found that 13 refineries across the United States had released elevated levels of benzene, another harmful pollutant, into mostly minority and lower income neighborhoods in 2020.

These disparities have roots in historical practices, like redlining, under which the federal government marked certain neighborhoods as risky for real estate investments because their residents were Black. For decades, residents of redlined areas were denied access to federally backed mortgages and other credit, fueling a cycle of disinvestment and environmental problems in those neighborhoods.

“Communities of color, especially Black communities, have been concentrated in areas adjacent to industrial facilities and industrial zones, and that goes back decades and decades, to redlining,” said Justin Onwenu, a Detroit-based organizer for the Sierra Club. “And a lot of our current infrastructure, our highways, were built on — built through — Black communities, so we’re breathing in diesel emissions and other pollution just because we’re located right next to these highways,” Onwenu said.

The latest research, published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, shows how that legacy continues to cast a shadow. Emissions from industry, construction and both light- and heavy-duty vehicles were among the sources that caused the largest absolute disparities for Black, Hispanic and Asian Americans.
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The coronavirus pandemic, which has taken a disproportionate toll on Black, Latino and other communities, added to the burdens.

“A lot of families have kids with asthma. There’s high rates of respiratory illness. Many people have died from cancer and other types of diseases,” said Vivian Huang, a director at the Asian Pacific Environmental Network, which works with communities that live at the fence line of refineries and other polluting facilities in California. “The COVID pandemic has just exacerbated these immense inequalities.”
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“When nearly every major source category in the U.S. disparately impacts people of color, reducing sources alone is really insufficient to solve this problem,” he said. “We have to think about where the sources are as well.”

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« Reply #70 on: April 30, 2021, 12:29:17 am »
Why 99% of ocean plastic pollution is "missing"
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The plastic we dump into the ocean might be hiding in plain sight.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsjvwQclGLo

Toxic waste dump site more than twice the size of Manhattan discovered in Pacific Ocean
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A massive underwater toxic waste site has long been suspected off the Southern California shore, since industrial companies used the ocean as a dumping ground until 1972. Now marine scientists have identified over 25,000 barrels they believe contain the toxic chemical "DDT" in the Pacific Ocean. Stephanie Sy talks to David Valentine, a UC Santa Barbara professor of microbiology, about the barrels.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Xyy1ypRG_Q

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« Reply #71 on: May 01, 2021, 05:03:37 pm »
Fukushima nuclear polluted water has potential impact on North America's West Coast
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The Japanese government recently announced it would start releasing treated but still radioactive wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear plant in about two years, and the U.S. government supports the plan. CGTN's Mark Niu takes a look at some of the reactions along the North American Pacific Coast.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27OHs8oF54Y

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So it becomes an experiment....
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We can at least learn something from it....

The only honest lesson to learn from it is that Western civilization is a health hazard!

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If they release it, track it, and then ‘see what it does’, it appears too late to do anything about any problems that come up.
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Discover China探索中国
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US is still supporting Japan's decision of the release of the Fukushima nuclear polluted water even they know it will poses -ve impact on North America's West Coast, this is just sad to see......
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This is not the first time something like this is happening and You know when’ll this stop?

When it’s too late
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Someone has to stop them.... That’s crazy and could harm all of us that swim in the oceans

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« Reply #72 on: May 04, 2021, 12:17:37 am »
Patrick Radden Keefe: The Story Of Purdue Pharma Is ‘A Crime Story’
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Patrick Radden Keefe joins Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss his new book “Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty” and describes how the Sackler family changed the perception of how dangerous and addictive opioids were, the “shocking” paper trail of “what they knew and when they knew it” and the billions in profit they pulled out of Purdue Pharma while the company “was engaged in criminal misconduct.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6gIzEVja5k

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« Reply #73 on: May 05, 2021, 10:34:42 pm »
In operation for 6 years and 50 years later, they are still decontaminating it. But it's "clean" energy somehow.

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This 298,400lb nuclear waste cask and the dolly trailer used to transport it. Not my video, but I live nearby. It is coming from West Valley Demonstration Project in NY, a spent fuel reprocessing facility that was only in operation from 1966-1972. It has been undergoing decontamination ever since.
https://old.reddit.com/r/specializedtools/comments/mterv4/this_298400lb_nuclear_waste_cask_and_the_dolly/

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All I can think of when I read about "self-driving" cars is that highway scene from the Matrix...

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Authorities in Texas say two people were killed when a Tesla with no one in the driver’s seat crashed into a tree and burst into flames, Houston television station KPRC 2 reported.

The cause of the crash, which happened at about 9PM local time in Spring, Texas (near Houston), is under investigation. According to KHOU in Houston, first responders had to use 30,000 gallons of water over four hours to put out the fire, as the Tesla’s battery kept reigniting. Authorities tried to contact Tesla for advice on putting out the fire; it’s not clear whether they received any response.
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Preliminary reports suggest the car was traveling at a high rate of speed and failed to make a turn, then drove off the road into a tree. One of the men killed was in the front passenger seat of the car, the other was in the back seat, according to KHOU. Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman told KPRC that “no one was driving” the fully-electric 2019 Tesla at the time of the crash. It’s not yet clear whether the car had its Autopilot driver assist system activated.
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There have been at least 23 Autopilot related crashes under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, but this appears to be the first fatal crash where there was no driver in the driver’s seat. Tesla has previously cautioned its customers that Autopilot is not an autonomous driving system and still requires constant attention to the road while in use.
https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/18/22390612/two-people-killed-fiery-tesla-crash-no-driver


Why not invest in expanding rail and bus transit instead? Not even mentioning bikeable infrastructure... But seriously, imagine if all the brains, time, and money that went into researching this went into researching optimal bus transit patterns instead of car traffic patterns? Or building intra-city rail networks? Many subway trains are already driverless!!!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_automated_train_systems

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Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
« Reply #74 on: May 05, 2021, 10:41:56 pm »
As I have always said, anyone who thinks travelling by car is a good idea should be forced to push their car for the whole length of their intended journey. That is how much additional energy cars cost (compared to walking).