My friend Carolina Miranda offers up a pretty good post featuring photos by her old man, who worked in the oil industry for about 50 years. She writes:
I’m one of those bleeding-heart crunchies who likes to think I can maintain a low carbon footprint. I ride a bike, keep clothes until they’re worn out and recycle my batteries. . . . Looking at the pictures, however, made me realize that my life, in a direct way, has been made possible by the extraction and processing of oil (and nickel and copper). Oil is what put food on our table.
Check out the post. And check out the photos.
And keep in mind that 60 years from now, we may see something similar from someone who’s parents worked in the lithium mining industry.