Despite Calvin’s fear of monsters, humanity has been putting monster theories to rest for centuries. In September of 1522 the remnants of Magellan’s Expedition returned to Europe and let contemporaries know that what lay beyond the horizon was not some monstrous void, but instead a series of oceans and landmasses wrapped around the Earth. As science advanced it became clear that all humans have lungs, a brain, a heart, and the same need to eat, experience joy, and the ability to endure emotional damage. However, while we were obliterating monsters of old, we were also creating new ones: tax laws, credit agencies, and Dr. Pepper. Of all the new monsters that we have created, though, fossil fuels are the worst, but not in the ways that most people imagine.
The COVID-19 pandemic caused financial conflicts in various industries. Many small businesses closed their doors, and millions of workers lost their jobs. Though citizens struggled with loss, anxiety and employment, the planet thrived from greenhouse gas emission reductions.
On his first day in office, President Biden signed the U.S. back onto the Paris Agreement. The signature signifies our devotion to greenhouse gas emission reduction. We can limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius below pre-industrial levels by adopting renewable energy sources.
Southwest has announced new support for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) initiatives.
The pandemic sparked a rise in eco-consumerism. Remaining housebound allowed many individuals to face their waste production rates. As the world re-opens, society looks for pollution reduction methods.
The potential of hydrogen power to bridge economic gaps and create solutions to modern problems means we stand to gain now more than ever by focusing on this energy source. As unemployment remains a problem in the wake of COVID-19 and traditional power sources are besieged by various issues, hydrogen remains strong.
We need to face facts: the Internet is a creation that would make Frankenstein’s monster look cuddly and cute by comparison. The Internet was created, as many things are, by simply trying to breakthrough boundaries and push the possibility of technology. After it had become a proven concept various additional networks were created, stitched together, and in time those networks existed around the world. They were further tethered to each other by way of undersea cables.