brian mucha

Buffalo, NY, United States

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brian mucha
Posted about 3 years ago
To start a 'Manhattan Project' for developing renewable energy.
Mike Robinson, yes, 'Energy Security', I like that! And unfortunately Mike, you are probably right that it'll take some huge calamity to wake many people up. We seem to respond well to crises like an earthquake, tsunami, etc. but Global Warming for instance is too big and shapeless, less specific; and the damage accruing more gradually. It's like the frog set in pot of warm water that is slowly heated to boil and frog doesn't leap out and realize he is being cooked!
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brian mucha
Posted about 3 years ago
To start a 'Manhattan Project' for developing renewable energy.
Hey, also, I did not realize that someone else had done a discussion on this idea. That only shows it might have merit. I am new to TED and have been thinking of the idea for quite some time. Also, do we not have enough weaponry on the planet/ I know the United States has more than enough to destroy or disable any adversary; and really, the money wasted on military projects,(billions), may only lead to WW3 and our extinction. Time for us children to scale back on these absurd toys. How about the new Raptor fighter plane,(eventually cost about 750 BILLION), that since 2005 was NEVER used in battle in either Iraq or Afghan., and is practically killing our pilots with oxygen failure issues!!! WASTE. If that 750 billion was put into renewable resource development the U.S. would now lead the world in such tech, and could sell it to everyone else!
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brian mucha
Posted about 3 years ago
To start a 'Manhattan Project' for developing renewable energy.
Barry, thanks, yes, I agree that in a perfect world i would rather see private interests come up w/ these technologies, but if you look at recently published literature by many scientists,(yesterday in fact, see Science Daily and BBC science website), that we are rapidly approaching a 'tipping point' for climate effects that will have dire consequences if ignored.Certainly we can't fullly arrest this process, but we can mitigate the severity of it which i believe is doable. Consequently, i also see it ovious that only the combined massive resources of large governments have the ability to get this done; and since continued degradation of our biosphere will only lead to destruction of our economies eventually, then all of us,and all countries have a vested interest in getting this done. Time is growing very short. I hope my grandchildren are able to adapt to the storm coming that we are so blatantly ignoring for short term profit. (at the expense of long-term reward and benefit). Even Wall-Streeters could see the logic in that! They are all going to take huge hits when natural catastrophes grow...but then again, maybe they are betting on it and profiting off of our loss.(probably!).