We have to doÂ somethingÂ about our present course of energy use. Â There’s already a “tipping point” article that scared the hell out of me the other day (you can read it here). Â So we need toÂ doÂ something!
This weekend I was reading a story that popped up in my Google “keywords” news alert for airplanes. Â It was about a solar plant in the Mojave desert that could, possibly, cause all sorts of issues. Â For example, it could burn or incinerate birds if they glide into the path of the garage door sized beam of sunlight. Â Or, the authors say, it could incinerate the wing of an airplane if it flew into the beam. Â So that’s why people are against this.
Here’s the thing: If we don’t do anything, there won’t be birds left to worry about – nor humans!
We have to come to some sort of agreement. Â This plant would be a godsend. Â Why? Â Because it would create energy from nature and power thousands of houses and businesses, instead of relying on fossil fuels. Â The airport that’s located nearby? Â It can be relocated. Â And pilots can be taught to avoid flying in the area. Â Don’t think so? Â Try flying over Area 51 or the White House. Â That’ll stop a pilot in his or her tracks!
So yes, there’s the wildlife to worry about. Â But if we don’t do somethingÂ nowÂ for the planet, there won’t be wildlife to worry about later.