As the public begins to focus more on sustainable fuels, scientists are investigating what impact the renewable energy industry will have on the world. Politicians, scientists and environmentalists alike all attest to a looming energy crisis facing the world and are quick to insist that major changes need to happen now before humanity is faced with disasters it cannot mitigate. Despite this insistence, however, the progress toward a sustainable future has been slow going. So slow, in fact, that some believe humanity has gone past the point of no return.
2GreenEnergy, an environmental research firm and knowledge engine, has released the latest in their series of free reports regarding renewable energy titled “Is It Too Late? Living with a World Energy Crisis.” This particular report is a survey of more than 500 people, whose identities are anonymous. In the survey, participants were asked a series of questions regarding climate change, a pending energy crisis and whether renewable fuels and technologies could play any role in the future.
The survey took a philosophical approach as well, asking participants to discuss what lengths people would have to be pushed to in order to make changes in their lives and what roles the government should take.
The findings of the report show that only 19% of participants say that climate change is not an important issue. However, that is not to say that the remainder considers climate change a major issue. 62% of participants said that there were far more pressing matters to be resolved before such an issue can be tackled.
Despite the somewhat downcast title of the report, it makes note that any future disasters spawned from a worldwide energy crisis can be prevented if appropriate action is taken sooner rather than later.
The report is available free via 2GreenEnergy’s website.