Huge amounts of “free,” renewable energy are found in, on, and above the oceans of this world. Inevitably, that energy will be tapped as fossil fuels become scarcer and their use is seen to be incompatible with a sustainable environment for humans and other species of life. Even now, offshore wind farms are…
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2010’s disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana, is only Act One of a two-act tragedy. The second act involves the disasters that will occur when we don’t spill oil but, rather, burn it. We are on course toward seeing a world of increasing droughts and famines and inundation by oceans of most large cities and huge areas of land.
We need to replace oil with energy sources that will not contribute to global warming.
If BP had manned an ocean-based facility to generate green energy off the coast of Louisiana, both Act One and Act Two would be averted. The US and other countries need to make a commitment not just to avert oil spills but, rather, soon not to allow fossil fuels to be extracted for burning. An alternative energy plan exists in the form of “Energy Islands” — large, ocean-based facilities that provide green energy from water, wind and sun. See the plan presented at Dolphin Blue’s website: http://www.dolphinblue.com/pg-Global-Warming-Solution-Manaugh.html .