As you may have noticed, I have had to take a break from regular posts on this blog, as we mobilize communities against our utility in California, PG&E, who are attempting to force ‘smart’ gas and electric meters on everyone’s home- with or without their permission. Green on the surface, but rotten to the core, the more I’ve learned about this undemocratic program, and the dangers of wireless radiation, the more horrified I’ve become. Now more than 25 local governments have formally objected to the program, yet the state allows PG&E to continue. The worst part about it is that many of the approximately 3% of the population who are electro-hyper sensitive are being forced to leave their own homes, in some cases becoming refugees, living in their cars to avoid the emerging ubiquitous wireless radiation.
Climate change is an emergency. But from where I’m sitting, the even greater emergency are some of the false solutions they are coming up with to ‘respond’ to the crisis. Real solutions to climate change help re-localize, come from the grassroots, involve reduced consumption and foster stronger communities. The ‘smart’ grid -as its being implemented- does none of these. There is more information and regular updates on the site I am running, http://stopsmartmeters.org.
Hopefully, we’ll be able to put a halt to the wireless smart meter assault and return to our regularly scheduled programming of anti-car righteousness. I’m also pleased to announce that my Driven to Excess research is set to be published in the World Transport Policy and Practice Journal soon (social decay caused by motor traffic now in new improved statistically significant format!)
Thanks for bearing with me as we fight the machine. Look out San Francisco, it’s on your doorstep!