CyberDodo and the waste of energy (1-20)
Unlimited growth in a world of limited resources is therefore a delusion entailing dramatic consequences for us and for future generations. We must take action in all areas, and it is now up to you to find the good and poor examples in each category :
Cars, planes, boats, trains, bicycle, walking…
Oil, gas, coal, photovoltaics, wind-driven…
Domestic appliances, leisure equipment, heating, air conditioning…
Not to mention industries of all types that can produce according to 2 models but that most commonly choose the model according to which respect for the environment and, as such, human beings is a limitation that is too costly. The second model integrates the notion of respect and prohibits the plunder and destruction of natural resources that really belong to everyone !
We can all contribute to reducing the waste of energy, each and every one of us. Below you will find a non-exhaustive list of what we each can do :
Turn the lights off when you leave a room
Use low energy light bulbs
Do not leave any appliances in sleep mode
Turn off computer screens
Avoid unnecessary and non-recyclable packaging
Prefer reusable packaging
Reduce and sort your garbage
Insulate your home, live in harmony with the season
Set your thermostat at 19° and wear a sweater if necessary
Limit the use of air conditioning, and wear a t-shirt to keep cool
Use renewable energy
Walk, use public transportation or your bicycle
Choose a hybrid vehicle, carpool
Consider ecotourism for your vacation
I eat healthy, organic if possible
I take the season into account when making food purchases
I choose eco-friendly food products
And there are so many other possibilities- « CyberDodo®, the Defender of Life » is counting on you !
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The challenge represented by the reasonable consumption of energy can be summarized by one simple question:
« Is it possible to imagine infinite growth on a finite planet? »
The response is quite obviously no! Our natural resources are not endless and the earth is more impoverished every year given the demographic explosion and frenetic consumption that characterize our times….
The statistics tell us a great deal. In the last century, the world population has increased by more than 4 billion people. If it is difficult for you to imagine what a century represents, know that each day there are 200,000 more human beings on the earth than the day before and that every single one of them has energy needs.
A very long time ago, our ancesters used wood for heating and to cook their food, which later became coal, gas and oil. Mankind has thus bypassed the use of wood, an eco-aware energy source because it constitutes a C02-neutral environmental impact (See the report on this) and is above all, renewable, in favor of fossil fuels that are exhausted as quickly as they exhaust the planet, polluting the earth and contributing to global warming. (See the report).
It is clear to everyone that we find ourselves at a very serious moment in time. This being the case, what should be our model of future development?
Can we, as the ultraliberal camp contends, transpose our western model of consumption on developing countries just to be able produce and sell more and more goods? Is it reasonable or even possible that each person on the planet have a car, a television, a computer, a refrigerator, a freezer, a washing machine, a dryer, a microwave, a mobile telephone, a multimedia player, etc?
Where are we going to find the resources, the raw materials, and finally, the energy to make all of these appliances work? More importantly, what would be the consequences to our environment? Given the state that it is already in….
On the other hand, how could we justify the fact that wealthy countries are allowed to benefit from the profusion of appliances and equipment refused to others ? What could justify the drawing of such distinctions between human beings ?
Thus, the situation is clear and the beginnings of a solution are visible – wealthy countries have too much while other countries do not have enough. We have come to the heart of the problem of our report. We must conserve energy. It is not feasible to think that our humble self does not count, or very little, given the global bill of health.