Why does your home need solar panels? ...because life as we know it is in trouble.
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Well, at least here on our planet anyway, especially when it comes to the ecosystems that make human life possible. And there’s really no good reason to argue whose fault it is. We just need to start moving on the solar solution.
Recently, a pivotal study was released by a group of renowned Ivy League researchers. It announced that we’ve officially entered the “6th Mass Extinction.” Which, I might add, they said could rival the period that witness the end of the dinosaurs. See, the strangest thing is that most other extinction events were brought about by geological reasons, or asteroids, volcanoes and such.
This one though is directly associated with humanity.
Things seemed to be moving along just fine for the most part until about 1900 when the human population exploded. We grew from a population of less than 1 billion to over 7 in a single century. Exploding from a pre-industrial, farm-driven life to our industrialized, city-dwellers, we now guzzle endless barrels of carbon emitting fossil fuels…just to watch T.V. This impressive expansion has not brought us to a precipice.
We really are “living on the edge”.
We do have a major thing in our favor. Solar is our lifeline to the future. It’s the key to repairing and reversing the damage we’ve caused, and building a clean energy infrastructure that allows us to continue to accomplish great things well into the future. Solar allows us to dramatically reduce the amount of energy we have to take from earth itself.
Enough solar hits the earth every hour to run human civilization for a year. The solar energy’s already here! From where I’m sitting, and by the end of this ebook, I’m betting you agree solar is a "simple solution" power source for our emerging, clean energy society.