Posted 3 weeks ago on Dec. 29, 2020, 5:26 p.m. EST by agkaiser
from Fredericksburg, TX
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What if The sunlight budget we ignore can not be balanced? If we keep using up the stored reserves, the shortfall could kill us all.
How many people can be fed using only the energy input to the planet provided by the sun each year? Fossil fuel energy is stored sunlight. Can the population of Earth still be supported when the coal and petroleum run out and we must rely on sunlight and gravitational energy alone?
Assuming vehicles and machinery have been converted to renewable energy operability and we have such energy production, there are still many questions to be answered:
Can photosynthesis and other natural processes create enough plant sugars, convert enough carbon and fix enough Nitrogen for vegetative growth, animal food and human agriculture?
Without chemical fertilizers that depend on petroleum for energy production and source material mostly from fossil fuels either directly or indirectly, can we produce enough food for 7 much less 8 to 10 billion people? Much of the world is already falling short.
I don't know the answers to those questions. I do know fossil fuels won't last forever and we will either learn to capture and convert more solar energy or learn to do without so much energy as we use today.
"... The left movement has to bring in the best of scientific and technological minds to fight the multiple disasters that the greed of capital is creating..."
https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2020/12/why-we-need-to-adopt-friedrich-engels-thinking-on-science-in-these-times.html (gravitational like tides and geothermal energy.)
I probably won't live long enough to see this prediction realized. But my children may and my grandchildren almost certainly will, if we don't wake up soon and act in self interest to undo the long term damage our foolish economic masters are doing for their short term gain.
Video link https://youtu.be/vswTvdxTc-o