The Good News is that Technologies accelerate exponentially
And because of their exponential growth, the green technologies required to fixing most—if not all—of today’s biggest challenges already exist or will soon be invented. Below, some historic examples to demonstrate this point:
In the 1800’s, going from Boston to Chicago via stagecoach—the fastest way—took two weeks and cost a month’s wages. Today, it takes two hours and costs less than a day’s wages.
“Osborne 1” by Bilby licensed under CC BY 3.0.
The average American enjoys a better quality of life than the world’s richest men enjoyed 100 years ago. Today, anyone with a smartphone has better access to information than an American President had just 30 years ago.
In recent years, scientists at American federal research labs have invented more than 18,000 energy efficient and renewable energy technologies. Many more green technologies are periodically conceived at American Universities and around the world.