We are phasing out nuclear power to get rid of worrying about our future. We want to do away with coal-based electricity and dream of saving the planet with electric cars and heat pumps. Physicist and cabaret artist Vince Ebert in his book “Lichtblick Instead of Blackout” doubts whether such grandiose plans will really lead to saving our world from universally declared collapse.
The world will be better off in 20 years than it is today
It begins with the end of the world. Ebert doesn’t think we are anywhere close to this. On the contrary: he is convinced that in 20 years the state of our planet will be better than it is today. He explains this convincingly using disaster scenarios that, in his opinion, are only superficially touched upon in the media and are mostly deliberately portrayed. Ebert does not deny climate change or plastic pollution and other environmental problems. On the contrary: he bases his arguments on scientific studies on the subject. However, he is convinced that we are smart enough to respond to changes in our environment. Ebert is convinced that some processes, such as climate change, can no longer be reversed. However, we will be able to handle it. For example, through agriculture that is adapted to high temperatures or by growing plants that convert carbon dioxide into oxygen with particular efficiency.
For better or for worse, says Ebert, we have to admit that we can’t solve all of the world’s problems. Perhaps we also have to acknowledge that our world has become very complex and has eluded our conscious control for so long, he keeps thinking. We’re on a supertanker trying to derail it with two paddles.
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