As a follow up to my Earth Day posting I would like to address some of the environmental issues that are frequently in the news. A common thread of the news seems to be that the solutions are simple “if we spent enough money to promote” whatever solution is being purported.
Take wind power as an example. I participate in some school presentations as part of my job and I talk about energy. Invariably solar, wind, or hydropower comes up as part of the discussions. Most students are taught or at least exposed to the benefits of these renewable sources of energy. We need to build more windmills.