This section covers historical highlights of people in Asia, South Pacific, Australia and New Zealand. It exams what can be done to make the future better than the past, including how plentiful, reliable energy can help. Contributions are from people in all walks of life.View items...
This section covers historical highlights of people in Africa and the Middle East. It exams what can be done to make the future better than the past, including how plentiful, reliable energy can help. Contributions are from people in all walks of life.View items...
This section contains short stories about people who are contributing to making a better world. They can inspire everyone to work for harmony among people of differing ethnic backgrounds and religious beliefs, and to work for stronger economies and better living conditions. Examples include giants in the arts, humanities, education, science, and engineering, from the past and present, and today's students of all ages, who are important for the future. Plentiful, reliable, environmentally sound energy is key to the lives of these outstanding people, the rest of us and to preserving nature and the environment.View items...
Adelino de Santi Junior, biologist with Nuclear Industries of Braazil: Discusses alternatives to controlling mosquitoes that transmit the Zika virus. There are three ways: a) producing genetically modified mosquitoes, b) producing sterile male mosquitoes, c) using chemicals to kill mosquitoes and other beneficial insects, etc. The first two ways could solve many mosquito problems eventually. The third way has many environmental side effects.
Two outstanding leaders in the movement to encourage people everywhere to respect the environment, Patrick Moore, Co-Founder of Greenpeace (now estranged from this organization) and Bruno Comby, Founder-President of Environmentalists for Nuclear Energy - International, enjoyed a wilderness experience with members of their families in Canada. They discussed the role of natural nuclear energy in Earth's history.
Uli Weber, Geophysiker: Noch bis weit in die 60-er Jahre des vergangenen Jahrhunderts hinein war die Versorgung der Bevölkerung mit Nahrungsmitteln weitgehend regional organisiert. Der bisherige Globalisierungsprozess hatte sich über etwa ein halbes Jahrhundert entwickelt und dürfte sich jetzt gar nicht mehr so einfach umkehren lassen, jedenfalls nicht ohne ganz erhebliche Einschränkungen unseres Lebensstandards und unserer persönlichen Ansprüche.
Werner Herzog, film maker: He has produced, written, and directed more than sixty feature- and documentary films. American film critic Roger Ebert said that Herzog "has never created a single film that is compromised, shameful, made for pragmatic reasons, or uninteresting. Of particular interest for EFN - USA are Herzog's appreciation of everyone's reliance on the modern way of life, with abundant energy and modern technologies. He says that there is no turning back to life without abundant energy and advanced technologies.
Judith Curry, Pope Francis: From the Vatican - World leaders meeting at the Vatican for a conference on climate change have issued a final statement, declaring that “human-induced climate change is a scientific reality” and “its decisive mitigation is a moral and religious imperative for humanity.” The statement says that humans have the technological and financial means, and the know-how, to combat human-induced climate change, while at the same time eliminating global poverty. Judith Curry - The debate on climate change has centered on the science and economic cost/benefit analyses – both of which are dominated by deep uncertainties. The moral dimensions of the climate change problem have received short shrift.