Our population will reach 9 or 10 billion by 2050. With increasing levels of pollution, dwindling forest cover and population bulging at its seam, the future does not seem bright. Add the expansive all-protective internet that makes couch potatoes out of all of us, health issues too seem to be hitting the list of immediate concern for humanity.
With all this in mind, it does seem that something new is called for from us. Something that will take care of pollution and provide area where we may continue expanding our population without limits. We need something that will provide clean energy and does not pollute the environment. Is all this even possible? Do we have the right to continue dreaming about all this while destroying nature and exhausting the natural resources?
Yes, we have the right. But, we have something more, the power from the ocean. First, think of the huge resource in front of us. Think of the 80% of the earth surface covered with water bodies. But first, a look at the nations who impact the environment negatively. The first list is compiled taking the resources of the nation into consideration. Singapore, Qatar, Japan, Kuwait and Korea top the list (Source: care2.com/greenliving/top-10-countries-ruining-the-planet). When we consider factors like forest conservation, water pollution, threat to animal, bird and other eco-species, Brazil tops the list. USA comes next, followed by China, Indonesia and Japan. The top green nations are Germany, Tuvala and Norway.
Now, let us see what we can do about it. Research is taking place in the fields of nuclear fusion and Anti-particle technology. In the meantime, wind power and solar energy farms will be our best bet. Biofuel from algae and geothermal energy are the other two alternate sources.
This leads to the logical question – “Are undersea dwellings possible? If yes, how soon can we expect them?” No prizes for guessing here.