This section covers historical highlights of people in general. It exams what can be done to make the future better than the past, including how plentiful, reliable energy can help. Contributions are from people in all walks of life.
Emily Peck, The Huffington Post -The 62 Richest People On Earth Now Hold As Much Wealth As The Poorest 3.5 Billion. "No one credible will say this is good for the world or good for the economy. The wealth of the richest 62 has increased an astonishing 44 percent since 2010, to $1.76 trillion. Meanwhile, the wealth of the bottom half of the world dropped by 41 percent."
Patrick Moore, Ph.D. in Ecology, is a founding member of Greenpeace, who turned realist. "I love nature and people are part of nature - all people and all living things. I believe in one human family. All watersheds are connected. Environmentalism must be beyond nationalism, politics and ideology."
He explains how Greenpeace began in the 1970s and what it has become.
Roy W. Spencer is Principal Research Scientist in Climatology in the University of Alabama’s National Space Science & Technology Center. Approximately 200,000 people have died due to global terrorism in the last 10 years.During the same time, many millions of people (mostly women and children) have died due to policies promoted by Greenpeace and other “green” organizations (e.g. anti-DDT, anti-golden rice, anti-fossil fuel).
The Environmentalists for Nuclear Energy - USA Board of Directors and other Key Persons are working together to have a great website for a global audience to use and refer to.
Richard McDonald, is a member of the Board of Directors for EFN-USA and a retired research physicist from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The position and goal of EFN-USA is to show how nuclear power can directly or indirectly address environmental problems while providing energy to maintain developed countries and energy to advance developing countries. Depletion of conventional oil, lack of sufficient potable water, and famine drive conflicts among nations, and war can be the greatest environmental threat of them all.
Megan Toombs is the Communications and Outreach Coordinator for the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation. She challenges the ideas of a professor who recommends that every woman have just one child. She examines various alternatives that have been used and might be in the future if population management programs are implemented. The ideas of this professor and others like her contradict teachings of most religions and ethics. Megan claims that the world population could fit into Texas. It would be more comfortable, if the world population lived in an area the size of Texas plus a few other states.
Calvin Beisner, Cornwall Energy Alliance: One of the greatest concerns is that the demand to reduce allegedly dangerous, man-made global warming by reducing carbon dioxide emissions would trap the world’s poorest 2.9 billion people—about 1.3 billion of whom still use wood, coal, charcoal, and dung on open fires as their primary cooking and heating fuels and about 1.9 billion of whom lack all access to electricity—in extreme poverty and high rates of disease and premature death.
Calvin Beisner, Cornwall Energy Alliance: This article clearly explains the importance of fossil fuels for people around the world, especially for those outside the First World without sufficient, reliable electrical energy and for those in the First World who can't afford to pay winter utility bills, because of politically mandated, very costly, unreliable wind and solar generated electricity.
The Cornwall Alliance, led by E. Calvin Beisner, focuses on genuine energy needs to improve standards of living for humanity and protect the environment. Many so-called environmental organizations claim to be working for humanity and the environment, but actually are pursuing special agendas that can hurt mankind and the environment.
Euan Mearns: "It has become popular to demonise fossil fuels (FF). Pop stars, press, politicians and now Pontiffs speak with a single voice: We know that technology based on the use of highly polluting fossil fuels – especially coal, but also oil and, to a lesser degree, gas needs to be progressively replaced without delay."