Global Warming – Climate Change
I don’t know about you but I do have some concerns about what we’re doing to this planet we live on. I also get pretty steamed up about ‘expert opinion’ . The so-called ‘experts’ may all be very knowledgeable in their chosen fields but they don’t all agree. How then are we supposed to know who is right or wrong?
We’ve all heard that burning fossil fuels for energy is bad for the atmosphere and, it does seem to make sense to try to find alternative ways to create energy, ways that are sustainable and clean. One reason it makes sense, to me at least, is that the fossil fuels are finite and give the length of time needed to replenish supplies, it does seem counter productive to wait until we no longer have any reserves before trying to find a replacement.
The video below was posted in a friend’s profile on Facebook and it seems to distil the problem down quite well.
Because I found this one quite amusing I thought you might too.
So the question is, what alternative energy sources are there out there being developed. Quite a few it seems.
Solar power has been touted as both a true alternative energy source that’s sustainable and green. It’s also been dismissed as a ‘gimmick’ with no real reach and power. So this article on a new way to harvest solar power might show us the way. I’m not a scientist so can’t comment on the science but, it does appear to be something that is both sustainable and green.
A small Spanish Island is already going fossil fuel free El Hierro says it will be self-sustaining within months, it’ll be interesting to see how it affects their economy and lifestyle.
Is this a model that other (larger) islands could adopt? Are there other technologies that offer ways to create alternative fuels? Let me ask you first, do you enjoy wine? Hey, if the answer is yes, then maybe you’ll love this discovery on turning wine waste into fuels and medicines!
Could it be that we can drink wine to help the environment? Well, share your views with us as well as any resources you might know of on global warming and alternative fuels.