Princess Havoc wrote:You are right, Hate is a strong word, At the time I made my posting about it, I was angry about the class. I have sense calmed down and realize I could have worded it better.
Having said that: This class is irritating because it isn't just environmental issues, some of these people really do scare me in the fact that rather than find ways to co exist with nature and all that, they would have humans (and animals) die out. To me, the point of an environmental class is to learn how to better be present in the environment, not discuss killing off anything other than plants, which, from my understanding of how things work, take away animals and the planet would die out quickly, in a very simplistic way of putting it.
First off, they're probably for reducing
the amount of humans on the planet, but extinction
isn't generally considered beneficial. Either that, or you're honestly going to class with some absolute morons.
The "solar bottle" technique was used in sailing ships for ages, although they generally used a glass prism set in the deck. It's a good technique that some entrepreneurs sell for thousands of dollars (with designs slightly more complex than a soda bottle).
Reduce energy use.
Frankly, I think farts are the next likely source of power. Think about how many sewage treatment plants there are in the world! Now imagine if each one of those was able to produce relatively energy-dense, compressible, storable energy that already works in existing internal combustion engines. Think about how many dairy farms there are in the USA. Imagine each one generating both milk and the energy to keep it cold.