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Why can't the people resolve to everything running on steam instead of non-renewable resources?

At least with steam power, everything can be a little bit less expensive and it wont hurt the environment as much as we are now. It may go a little slower but holy moly we need something other than coal, oil, etc. If we don't were gonna go into another ice age and everyone will die and there will be no money to go around at all. everyone will be frozen in ice.

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Have you never heard of solar power?

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No! We're all going to be popsicles.
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We have four major sources of energy: steam, gas, petroleum and electricity (generated many ways). Of the four, the most energy dense (energy per weight) is likely petroleum. Limiting ourselves to steam-power begs the question: how will we heat the water to turn it to steam? Almost every method to heat it involves a fire, and those are typically carbon-producing. So steam isn't a solution for a carbon-choked world. Electricity is our future, but our present is petroleum.

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because it would be too expensive to change then it would also take to long. it would be more expensive because its not as common. supply and demand makes the price go up or down :P

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Can't make steam without using natural resources to heat the water, such as coal, oil, wood, etc. Steam is not the most efficient way to use our resources, not to mention that there wouldn't be a single tree left in the forest.

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