Everything around us is powered by energy. Our world is a product of electrons moving in circuits, powering our machinery and allowing modern life to function. The bulk of this energy unfortunately, does not come from renewable sources and is produced using depleting natural resources which have a negative impact on our world and its inhabitants.
The most unfortunate part is that this is entirely remediable. We have long had the means to generate our energy needs from renewable sources such as solar, water, geothermal, and wind. Given a bit of investment and understanding, we can easily produce all of our energy needs using renewable sources which are essentially endless and non polluting.
It is staggering to think how much energy is actually dissipated without being harnessed and how it impacts our society. We have the means to completely eliminate energy poverty and scarcity within a few years and give people the right to endless energy without negative externalities on the planet. One day, the world will be connected in a global energy grid.
“With a partnership that includes 15 nations and with 68 nations currently using the ISS (International Space Station) in one way or another, this unique orbiting laboratory is a clear demonstration of the benefits to humankind that can be achieved through peaceful global cooperation.”
— Charles Bolden & John Holdren
“In the history of humanity, there have been many languages, including French, that have served as universal languages: Latin, Chinese, Arabic, and more. Yet none of them ever ruled the world the way English does today…
English is becoming a universal language such as humans have never had before.”
— Minae Mizumura
“When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for; and let us think, as we lay stone on stone, that a time is to come when those stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, ‘See! This our father did for us.’”
— John Ruskin
“And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have, in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch it, we are going back from whence we came.”
— John F. Kennedy