I recently saw an exchange that I thought worth sharing here. The topics of energy sources, global warming, etc. are hard to discuss as they are mixed and distorted by political views.
So when an idea like this comes along it can be challenging to get it some attention. The idea of generating electricity via the movement of rivers is certainly not new. But doing it on a small scale and giving local communities its use is an idea whose time has come.
The conversation was about a video explaining the benefits of small-scale hydroelectricity for remote communities.
Person A: Here’s a little positivity. I really don’t know how accurate this depiction is regarding the technology and costs but it sounds good. More than that, it’s an example of an entrepreneurial way to solve environmental problems. Too bad more “environmental activists” don’t do stuff like this. Of course, it would require actual productive work…….
Person B: Very interesting, thanks. Small-scale projects are appealing to me since they lend themselves to local needs and oversight.
Indeed, despite the left/right rhetoric on the reality and severity of climate change, it seems to me that an ultimate goal of inexpensive clean energy is a good one no matter what. Even if there was no such thing as global warming, I would be onside with technologies like this.
As for some of the more extreme environmental activists, it seems challenging for them to get on board with positive and creative solutions that deny their worldview that humans are the problem. If pollution-free energy solutions can be found by humans, what happens to that worldview? Also, many of them are totalitarian and decentralized solutions are anathema to them.
I like this guy’s presentation style and the fact that he is more interested in practical approaches to cooperation with nature while promoting human thriving.
Here is the video: