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kelly crespo

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Does a catastrophic event need to occur, for people to demand cleaner energy?

We are facing a silent killer, using non-renuable resources are slowing destroying our home however the initiatives are moving to slow. We can think of it as high blood pressure, people only pay attention to it after they have been to the hospital. What will it take to wake up?

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    Mar 4 2013: I agree with you Theodore, Clean energy is not the only concern. There are many threats towards our Biosphere, and it is hard to see how slowly the governing authorities evolve to handle such dangers. I understand that in the U.S. we have a democracy and there are steps to make to obtain results, but the world cannot wait until one decides to take action.
    Maybe a "race to space" type scenario is needed before is to late, where the country or world acts as a whole to take care of the damages our civilizations have caused.
    After all we only have one HOME. It is better to act when we have a small amount of time than acting when everything is collapsing.
    • Mar 4 2013: How would we start this "race to space" scenario? Is the catastrophe you questioned necessary? Or do you believe the world is capable of coming together in peace?
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        Mar 4 2013: a race to space would be nations competing to be come out with best solutions to be the best. The Soviet Union competed with U.S. and this effect caused a whole new space exploration era. Without a threat, nation many not see the need for change.
        However if the nation does not act in time, a catastrophic event may occur and this may be the motive for improvement.
        • Mar 4 2013: What would be some non catastrophic motives for improvement? More and more we hear of incentives for recycling, for buying fuel efficient cars, or energy star appliances. Are these incentives enough to inspire this race to space or do we need to do more?

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