• The Facts:Satellite Images from NASA and the European Space Agency show a massive reduction in nitrogen dioxide levels over Wuhan compared to last year. NO2 is a harmful gas that’s released as a result of burning fuel.
  • Reflect On:We don’t have to stop driving, or stop producing energy to tackle air pollution. We simply have to transition to clean technology which has been available for decades.

Air pollution is one of the biggest problems facing our planet today, and it can be frustrating to think about because humanity has the solutions to many of our problems. The issue doesn’t seem to be finding the solutions, the problem seems to be whether or not these solutions are ‘economically feasible.’ At this point, humanity needs to do away with whether or not solutions to our problems are economically feasible. We are constantly putting the economy as our first priority when, in my opinion, we need to do away with that concept entirely.

At the end of the day, it’s a model built on scarcity, and anything coming along that shows the potential to provide abundance seems to be done away with quite fast. Imagine, for example, a device that allowed everybody to access clean and green energy for free, in abundance, without the risk of ‘running out.’ Our entire oil-based economy would collapse. Something seems very wrong with the idea that concepts that are good for the environment, and may provide abundance to the population in various ways can potentially ‘collapse’ the system. If this is indeed the case, the system needs an entire overhaul.

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete…One in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a wage.” -attributed to Buckminister Fuller

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