Friday’s Big Idea
Today's Big Idea: Smart Energy
Among the many 21st century problems we need to harness our collective intelligence to solve, the energy crisis may be the most serious. Our dependence on fossil fuels is taking an enormous toll on human health and the health of the planet. While many of our pernicious global problems may take centuries to unleash their full effects, global warming has the very real potential to end our ability even to talk about our problems once and for all.
The solutions are not so far out of reach as they may seem, but with big business interests and governmental policy increasingly intertwined, change will require strategic partnerships and reasoning that makes explicit the undeniable disadvantages – to everyone – of remaining on our present course.