So we’re in the 21st century (supposedly).
We’ve been here 6 years already and all these promises of a better life and a better future seem to be collectively flowing out the door. Instead we are heading towards armageddon or at very least World War Three as the self-centred populations of developed countries do nothing but consume, consume, consume and consume a little more.
We’re still relying on dodgy old cars that spill more pollution into the atmosphere than a coal-fired power plant Which reminds me, we still use coal-fired power plants for the majority of our electricity generation here in Australia, despite the availability of hundreds of alternative forms of energy production. Not to mention the fact that hundreds of ways to decrease energy consumption by increasing product efficiency have been ignored for years on end.
If we’re going to live through the 21st century without bringing the advancement of the human race to a grinding halt we’re going to need to work on what we’ve already got- not ignore it in hope of finding some kind of “miracle cure” to all our problems that allows us to go on consuming, consuming, consuming and consuming a little more. These are just some basic steps we can all take to start decreasing energy consumption around the world and increasing the efficiency of energy consuming products and persons. Continue reading Surviving the 21st century (in 25 steps)