Posted by: EgbertFly on Mar 26, 2010
I once heard an analogy that pointed out that as much as we hate insects, we cannot live without them.
The logic behind the analogy was that without insects, we humans would be living on a barren planet and as a result, we would all die.
However if we humans left the planet, the planet would flourish.
We have all the traits of a virus. In fact we are a virus, and the host that we infect is the planet that we live on. We are a cancer.
So what is the solution? Well in the human body, if cancer is found, it needs to be cut out. But unfortunately on a planet wide scale that is not so easy. The fix then should be slightly less drastic.
So can we do?
I remember reading years ago that our planet would run out of oil in the middle of the century. If I remember the year was about 2050. So it is taken as a given that the planet does not have the required amount of petrified raw materials to create fuel, so coal and oil are at a premium.
This means that the drive towards alternative forms of energy is accelerating at a huge rate.
Green, green, green, but is anyone listening?
Car manufacturers are presenting alternative energy vehicles, power sourcing for houses and business needs to be changed.
Change is expensive, and that is where the problem lies. Someone must carry the cost, and it is always the consumer. If it is good for the planet, then make it available, but if it is bad, make it cost plenty.
Bio-fuels are raising their heads, but what happens to the waste products? At the rate we are going, the entire planet is going to go up in smoke soon, be it from fires to keep us warm or from the smog that is caused by exhaust fumes from cars and big business.
Folks, a solution needs to be found and it needs to be done so soon. If it is not, we as a race will die. There is simply too many of us. The planet cannot carry us all.
Our greed is going to be our down fall.
Now after reading though all this, one might ask as to where the digital reference of this article, well vague and obscure as it might be, the very fact that you are reading this online, means that some where power is being generated, and it is that power that has made it possible for you to be able to read this article.
We as a race, as a species are addicted to power, and we need to break that addiction.