Did you know? The heat in the upper six miles of the earth’s crust contains 50,000 times much as energy as found in all the world’s oil and gas reserves combined. Despite this abundance, only 10,500 megawatts of geothermal generating capacity have been harnessed worldwide. For more information view the text and data in Chapter 5 of Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization.
Lester Brown is featured in a Science News for Students article entitled "Cool Jobs: Paid to dream." In the story, three experts who spend their time looking into humanity’s future are interviewed. Each, in his own way, tries to predict what can happen, and even what should happen. While Brown doesn’t call himself a futurist, as president of the Earth Policy Institute, he does spend plenty of time envisioning what our planet could and should look like decades from now. Get the full article here.