The "What's the Big Idea?" (WTBI) segment raised awareness of the importance of energy in tackling other large issues that face the planet Earth. We also suggested that if we can be successful in creating and harnessing additional, and cleaner, energy - we will be able to solve many of the world's greatest challenges via a beautiful and elaborate 'domino cascade' of events.
Some of the Stats from the WTBI segment...
- The sun showers on us 5000x the amount of energy we need - everyday
- Currently only 1% of Earth's water is usable by humans
- Water desalination is energy intensive
- 70% of current freshwater use is for agriculture
- Additional clean water = more food
- More Food = Less Famine, Poverty, Disease
- Less Famine, Poverty, Disease = Less Conflict and War
- All of this means... More time, energy & applied brain power
- ... This means we can apply those brilliant minds to other challenges ...
- Cure cancer, Go to Mars, and stuff we can't imagine right now ...
Key = The Collective Will to Begin this Beautiful & Elaborate Domino Cascade
Ralphy's Take: "Energy's a Grind"
The amazing book that is intriguing us: "Abundance - The Book"
If you're interested in a 'coffee chat' about the powerful content of Abundance - let us know, Craig and Sue
The Original Post...
How often do you use the term "energy"? You probably use it in a "traditional" fashion, referring to the energy moving your car, keeping you warm or powering your computer.
You probably also think of "energy" when you encounter people too - right? i.e., "He has great (or bad) energy". You know what you feel - but how do you "know"?
As I write this in a coffee shop, I gaze off to think. Then, lo and behold, I see this:
At that moment, I realize that "energy" involves everything - everyone - always - everywhere.
On Tuesday, February 28th on NEOtropolis we talk about energy and more: Turning junk into art, waste into fuel, up-cycle, recycle - The works.
During the "What's the Big Idea?" segment, we touch on the big-picture of energy and it's amazing impact on everything we know.
There's lots to think about: Numerous studies indicate that in the coming decades (if we stay on the current track) there simply won't be much of the stuff (energy, that is) left for us to use.
But it doesn't have to be doomsday. There are tremendous possibilities if we tap our collective brain-power and explore new aggressive solutions. For example, the Sun showers the Earth with 5,000 times the energy we need each and every day.
So join us for an energetic Big Idea on February 28, 2012 on WesternReserve PBS NEOtropolis.org @ 9:00 PM.
PS: What's informing some of the "What's the Big Idea?" thinking for the Episode? It's an Amazing book (and movement) about the tremendous possible future in front of all of us - if we change our thinking: "Abundance - The Book".
craig arthur james 2012
The above are not necessarily the views of NEOtropolis or Western Reserve PBS. Rather, the above article is the view of this author related to topics he may discuss as a contributor on NEOtropolis.