You notice a small change. And don’t think much of it.
But the small changes mount up.
Then, one day, like the mythical straw that broke the camels back, noticing the umpteenth minor difference, you realise that there is a quantum shift going on.
I put solar panels on my roof a few years ago. My neighbour across the road did too.
My mum has them on her roof. Her neighbours across the road are farmers, and they recently did too.
I live in Dubbo, NSW, so you would expect to see a few PV panels around. On houses, obviously. The library has panels on its roof. And the art gallery. Every school has panels. And most of the clubs, because they got into commercial solar early.
For sure. As you’d expect.
I was thinking about modern Australian society, in 2015.
The pub has solar panels on its roof.
Its like the ten millionth grain of sand has just moved, and now the landslide is inevitable.
Its still slow, but its accelerating. It can’t be stopped now.
The pub has a unique place in Australian society and culture. No other institution has the same mix of functions. Theres nothing quite like an iconic Australian pub.
Especially on a hot summer afternoon.
After all the reports published and words written, now I know that its real.
The Great Transition is in motion. We are starting to move away from fossil fuels for electricity generation.