Humanity is Fortunate to Have a Variety of Energy Sources Available

Humanity is fortunate in having such a variety of energy resources at its disposal. In the very long run we shall need energy that is unpolluting; we shall have sunlight. In the fairly long run we shall need energy that is inexhaustible and moderately clean; we shall have deuterium. In the short run we shall need energy that is readily usable and abundant; we shall have uranium. Right now we need energy that is cheap and convenient; we have coal and oil. Nature has been kinder to us than we had any right to expect. As we look out into the universe and identify the many accidents of physics and astronomy that have worked together to our benefit, it almost seems as if the universe must in some sense have known that we were coming.

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 From Eros to Gaia
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Dyson , Freeman J. (1992), From Eros to Gaia, Pantheon, Retrieved on 2012-04-25
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