People, Power and Nature

Everything that exists in the world is interconnected with nature. In the years after the World War II, countries are drastically developing year after year. There have been predictions that the world will have difficulty in satisfying the demands of the resources for the continuing population growth that is happening today. On the other hand, Middle East countries which are rich in production of oil such as Saudi Arabia, made a great impact on the part of their go- vernment to control these resources as a worldwide necessity. To provide more energy and power, the researchers and scientists found out other sources that could be the answer for unlimited resources of renewable energy. A great investment for further research and development of renewable resources are needed to a possible solution for the unending problem of scarce resources in the world.

In the present world, there are now a lot of new discoveries made by scientists and researchers for the benefit of the environment wherein they long discovered other alternatives for fossil fuels such as solar energy. Though, it could be a great solution for the demand of fossil fuels, it may still be not enough especially when there is no enough sunlight that can come from the sun during night time or rainy day season. As George Brown said in his article entitled Think ing Ahead; here we must take into account the technical fact that we cannot convert all the energy in fuel into actual usable form. In other words, the output, or amount of energy we take from the fuel and put out for use, is only a frac-tion of the input, or amount of energy we put in as fuel. Due to a long period of time for fossil fuels to be formed, oth-er renewable energy cannot be the primary new source for oil, there is more need of a research progress to be able to assess on the concrete solution for fossil fuels. We can add up to the fact that continuous population growth which may demand more use of oil can exceed the amount of resources needed to not just satisfy but to also attend to the needs of people.

Despite the ongoing concern of the rise in the demand of production of oil, rich in oil producing countries in Middle East limits their production of oil as controlled by their government. In the article World oil and cold reality André Bénard  said that if oil continue to rise rapidly and steeply, they will create strong pressures within OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) to reduce oil exports, and economic growth will come to a virtual halt… Such a situa-tion would pose the great risk of pushing the already fragile economies over the threshold of tolerance into serious dis-continuity. Countries that consume a large amount of oil like China and the U.S., should learn how to properly balance their consumption of oil to attain sustainability of these oil resources. Unless, countries will take part in oil conservan-cy, there will be a larger amount of price for oil to be bought in the market which can greatly affect the economy and its people.

Energy cannot be destroyed nor created, it can only be converted in another form. There are a lot of ways and solu-tions to solve problems in the environment such as scarcity on electricity power and consumption of oil. As it was said by Gardiner Morse in his article Six sources of limitless energy? he said that we’re surrounded by inexhaustible clean-energy sources – the sun, the wind, the ocean, plants, atoms , the earth’s core – but the technology and economic  rationale for tapping them have lagged behind our imaginations. Lack of more information and research in using al-ternative ways for renewable resources is the big problem in producing more power and energy. It is a good thing  that there are other new machines/technologies that were made to cope with the problem of energy as of now. In  spite of future developments of technologies around us, it will still be better if we can go back to the old days like rid-ing a horse for transportation and using other alternative ways instead of consuming power and energy that may have a limited solution to be solved.

People are the ones ultimately responsible towards helping save the nature. Yet, people will only respond to differ-ent climate changes and depletion of natural resources if they can feel or perceived these harmful changes first  hand within themselves. In the early age, people can survive on the alternatives for a car and other machineries,  and there is no need for oil that diverts most of the developed countries’ on looking for these materials. While with  the lack of food, there could be no other alternative for us to eat. The diminishing amount of the natural resources in the world should make all the countries in the world to develop renewable energy that protects the depletion of the earth’s resources and also to focus more on the people’s need in providing for the lack of food and water especially  to the poor. That is because we cannot live in the world no matter how much renewable energy and power we may have because there are alternatives for the kinds of oil, but none for food. Though it may be far from reaching a tar-get or goal on reducing on the consumption of oil and power coming from nature, if the government of every country can devote on assessing the needs for further research and development about the new ways in renewable energy, then we may be not far behind in making the world a better place to live in.

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Giving Priority to the Nature

Emphasizing on the different kind of approaches in preserving and protecting the nature will help the environment save more of its natural resources sooner than later. Many people are getting hungry every day, as there are many people that are not getting the same bountiful amount of foods that other families do. Countries around the world especially the powerful and developed countries such as the: U.S., China, Middle East, etc. do not focus very much on the development of the environment and nature. Proper funding should go for the benefit and development of renewable energy and its research for the new ways in helping towards saving the environment. It may sometimes be good enough to strategize on exaggerating things to make people feel more that they need to act sooner than later, wherein they will also feel alarmed and will do more things for sustaining the environment.

There are about more than 7 billion people in the world and counting. Different cultures, traditions, religions, races, ethics and more. And every human continuously contribute to this problem of nature. But if every single person regardless of age or group has their own responsibility in saving the environment, then we may be able to sustain more of our natural resources and prevent the wildlife and nature to be destroyed. As Lester Brown said in his book: Plan B: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble, causes of food shortage comes from the awful mismanagement of the natural resources and the current demographic growth “Global warming is increasingly evident, causes reduced crop yields…  Population growth in excess of resources leads to conflicts, contributing to the genocide in Rwanda, as well as tensions in Nigeria, India, etc. In many countries, food production is artificially maintained by unsustainable depletion of natural resources such as fossil water, and collapse of these bubble economies is inevitable.” Again, Brown said that bubble economies are inevitable, and even other economists such as Antoine Cournot and Alfred Marshall who developed and publicized the law of demand and supply in the 1800s, wherein people should have formulated an applied idea on how to properly manage the demand and supply of our natural resources. So why is it that there are still people that tends to destroy the environment with all these information and even with their own conscience or common sense?

Besides the shortage of food in the world, and the improper handling of the natural resources for proper allocation, developed countries has seen a lack of their position in their solution in solving scarcity of food and water for people. And has their strong focus towards making their rich country much richer by seeking other things such as oil and mining of gold that does not contribute in helping on solving the problems of food shortage around the world. Brown also said in his book that “Attention has focused on oil insecurity, and rightly so, but it is not a shame as food insecurity. An empty gas tank is one thing, an empty stomach another. And while there are substitutes for oil, there are none for food.” Oil security has a lot of alternative ways for it to be solved such as riding a bicycle wherein you can save oil/gas and it also saves the environment for a lesser output of smoke in the atmosphere. Also, earlier civilizations in ancient times do not have cars or machines that helped them to their tasks but still lived without its help. Unlike putting food and water insecurity in the big picture, we cannot live without it.

In the midst of the more serious effects of food scarcity, more developed countries that governs and manage their people should implement on the different ways of making renewable energy. Through sunlight, wind and rain, renewable energies can be created, and there are more ways in building on it. If we are able to make more renewable resources such as bio gas for the alternative of oil and solar panel as an alternative for electricity, then we can able to focus and lend more funding for the food shortages research and development. And this is what Lester Brown wanted to happen as he said it in his book, wherein: “Plan B essentially outlines a transition from an economy powered mainly by oil, coal, and natural gas to one powered largely by wind, solar, and geothermal energy”. Also, Brown has a point that an exaggeration of making and developing more ways in saving the environment will have a huge impact in helping conserve the nature for the future. Brown assessed that if we can cut net carbon dioxide emissions 80 percent by 2020, we can also likely reverse the rise in hunger in the future.

People are the ones ultimately responsible towards helping save the nature. Yet, people will only respond to different climate changes and depletion of natural resources if they can feel or perceived these harmful changes first hand within themselves. In the early age, people can survive on the alternatives for a car and other machineries, and there is no need for oil that diverts most of the developed countries’ on looking for these materials. While with the lack of food, there could be no other alternative for us to eat. The diminishing amount of the natural resources in the world should make all the countries in the world to develop renewable energy that protects the depletion of the earth’s resources and also to focus more on the people’s need in providing for the lack of food and water especially to the poor. Though it may be far from reaching a target or goal on reducing pollution and carbon emissions in a certain year, it will still leave a good and great impact to the environment because more people will be more aware and will be responsible for taking good care of the environment for a sustainable future.

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