Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The dangerous abundance.

The headline on a popular website reads: Blistering heat wave stressing nation's power grid. Just below the alarming title, the very first paragraph describes the nature of the predicament:

NEW YORK (AP) -- A lengthy, blistering heat wave that is blanketing the eastern half of the United States is putting significant stress on the nation's power grid as homeowners and businesses crank up their air conditioners.

In other words, the problem is that we are getting so much free energy from the Sun that we have to produce and transmit enormous amount electricity to counteract harmful effects of this dangerous solar energy abundance. Funny, huh? It's like carrying a huge, heavy backpack full of canned food into a paradise medow filled with lots of edible plants and game just because you don't know how to find the right food there.

When three hundred years from now people try to explain this strange human behavior, they probably think that we, their distant barbarous ancestors, were Sun worshipers and could not allow themselves convert sacred sun rays into useful energy, preferring death and suffering to life in comfort.

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