Member Rara Avis
But Hydrogen is an excellent, safe form of energy
Try telling that to the Hindenburg, LR.
Energy, almost by definition, is unsafe in all but the most controlled circumstances. But I suspect most of know what you meant.
Robert Heinlein wrote, circa 1941, about a time he called "The Crazy Years," a period in his remarkably consistent Future History, which itself spanned most of his work. I don't have the short story that first introduced me to Heinlein's Crazy Years, haven't seen it in at least thirty years, but I think it was titled " Blowups Happen." It opened with a woman casually stripping on a busy street corner, for absolutely no reason except she could. Crazy Years, indeed.
Take a bunch of rats, enclose them in too small a cage, and they very quickly start developing neurosis. They go a bit crazy.
Our cage isn't yet too small, and there's no doubt science will reveal many, many new things in the years to come that will make it more comfortable and accommodating. But it is still a cage, and if we don't escape from the cage, the outcome is as inevitable as two plus two equals four. There is no such thing as unlimited growth.