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 delivered a lecture titled “Peak Water: What Happens to Our Food Supply When the Wells Go Dry?” on February 4 at the FedEx Global Education Center as part of the UNC Global Research Institute’s water series. Though water is the source of human life and civilization, Lester says sometimes humans forget how important it is. Read more here.