The sun supports almost all life on Earth. And so, as fossil energy reserves are being depleted at an unrelenting pace we wonder – will man succeed in making the critical transformation to the use of solar energy ?
CyberDodo and the waste of energy (1-20)
The challenge represented by the reasonable consumption of energy can be summarized by one simple question:
« Is it possible to imagine infinite growth on a finite planet? »
The response is quite obviously no! Our natural resources are not endless and the earth is more impoverished every year given the demographic explosion and frenetic consumption that characterize our times .
The statistics tell us a great deal. In the last century, the world population has increased by more than 4 billion people. If it is difficult for you to imagine what a century represents, know that each day there are 200,000 more human beings on the earth than the day before and that every single one of them has energy needs.
A very long time ago, our ancesters used wood for heating and to cook their food, which later became coal, gas and oil. Mankind has thus bypassed the use of wood, an eco-aware energy source because it constitutes a C02-neutral environmental impact (See the report on this) and is above all, renewable, in favor of fossil fuels that are exhausted as quickly as they exhaust the planet, polluting the earth and contributing to global warming. (See the report).
It is clear to everyone that we find ourselves at a very serious moment in time. This being the case, what should be our model of future development?
Can we, as the ultraliberal camp contends, transpose our western model of consumption on developing countries just to be able produce and sell more and more goods? Is it reasonable or even possible that each person on the planet have a car, a television, a computer, a refrigerator, a freezer, a washing machine, a dryer, a microwave, a mobile telephone, a multimedia player, etc?
Where are we going to find the resources, the raw materials, and finally, the energy to make all of these appliances work? More importantly, what would be the consequences to our environment? Given the state that it is already in .
On the other hand, how could we justify the fact that wealthy countries are allowed to benefit from the profusion of appliances and equipment refused to others ? What could justify the drawing of such distinctions between human beings ?
Thus, the situation is clear and the beginnings of a solution are visible wealthy countries have too much while other countries do not have enough. We have come to the heart of the problem of our report. We must conserve energy. It is not feasible to think that our humble self does not count, or very little, given the global bill of health.
All comments ( 1 )
Its very great I think, not every person in this planet would have every electric applainces like refrigerators,microwave,washing machine,etc it is not possible to infinite growth on finite planet