Wednesday, July 6, 2011

There will come a time when people will pay for coal with diamonds.

There will come a time when oil will be so scarce that it's obtainment will no longer even be worth killing each other.

There will come a time when energy will become one of the most valuable commodities that the world has ever known.

Unless we can get over ourselves now and start working harder towards viable solutions for the future.

Windmills and solar panels are nice.

But they are not enough.

There will come a time when we will sit down and say one of two things.

"This is what we have been preparing ourselves for all of these years. We are ready for this."

Or.

"We really should have prepared ourselves better for this all of these years. We are not ready for this."

We need to get over our dependence on fossil fuels.

They are not going to last forever.

This should be obvious.

We need to get over ourselves.

We need to work together, and get over ourselves.

2 comments:

  1. You couldn't be more right, unfortunately, it doesn't look like we'll be getting over ourselves any time soon. People seem to not care as long as they aren't faced with the direct consequences themselves.

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  2. Yes, it is indeed unfortunate. It stings especially badly being in engineering and having the information right in front of your face and wishing that the rest of society could see it as plainly as we do.

    We are running out of time. This is not an issue that we can "just worry about when we get there." This is not an issue that everybody needs to worry about, and I don't think that everyone should be concerned with it. But public opinion oftentimes has a significant impact on research funding, and people need to at least wake up and recognize that this will affect their future if we continue to ignore it.

    But I am likely just preaching to the choir at this point. I am glad to hear that you are on board with this.

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