We are facing an unprecedented global emergency. Life on Earth is in crisis: scientists agree we have entered a period of abrupt climate breakdown, and we are in the midst of a mass extinction of our own making.
The above text is copied from Extinction Rebellion website, an international organisation calling for a rebellion agains climate breakdown. I thought the may be dramatising a bit just to get our attention. Then I was cycling past the river Loire in France. I expected a big river and this is what I saw:
I asked some locals "is this normal" and they answered that they never saw the river that low in there entire life. I fear that the problem is not overdramatised by a small group but instead it is being ignored by the majority. You also may want to click this page away towards something positive. Lets do that...
There is a solution
In only six hours the deserts of the world receive as much energy from the sun as humankind consumes in a whole year (https://www.desertec.org). Just imagine the energy that all cars, all ships, planes, heaters, coolers, and the entire industry of the world consume. This means the solution to our problems is shining down on us. Just a small portion of the Sahara could power all of Europe. It can be done. To demonstrate this free power I take along my solar panels which recharge my bicycle battery, my mobile phone, my flash-light and the computer I am typing this text on. So you see, change does not mean losing comfort or going back to primitive farming. It is just using the technology that is already available.