I miss having a coal fire.

I miss having an open fire.
I miss being able to make toast, on it.
I missĀ  it’s perfectly natural flickering lighting.
I miss being able to toss rubbish on and see it disappear.
I miss the fact that burning rubbish warmed me and reduced my fuel bills.
I miss the use of ashes to accelerate composting
I miss the use of clinker to deter slugs.
I miss the use of soot as a fertiliser
I don’t miss smog but modern technology could give me back my coal fire without this consequence.
I don’t care about Global warming, because if we wanted to we could reduce it, or increase it by setting up sunscreens in Space, or even by increasing daytime cloud cover and reducing night-time cloud cover
The problem isn’t insurmountable but if it’s as serious as we keep getting told then we’d spend the necessary brass, instead of this persistent whining about the size of our carbon footprint.

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