The invisible grip that that black gold has over the world, cannot be summarized in a few words. The fact is, if you remove this very commodity, you can destroy an entire civilization along with the progress made by it.
Necessary evil? Yes it is! No matter it is destroying our environment, but the truth is, humanity on earth couldn't have prospered without it.
Even if we start using alternate sources of energy, it will take at least 100 years to reduce our dependence on the black gold and to move towards a cleaner world moved by cleaner technology.
Let me state that, by saying 100 years, I am being too modest! To move out of this grip of petroleum products, we a concerted effort is not started within next 5 years, I would go from 100 to 150 and onwards.
We need a will! Yes! All the problems have a solution, if only one has a will to solve it! More than the governments, I believe, Multinational organizations like Swiss Re, have to bear the burden of responsibility.
We need to gather a momentum. We need to bring in the information and products to people. The organizations have to use their employees, not only as their ambassadors but activists as well.
I am proud of initiatives Swiss Re offers to its employees around the globe in order to reduce carbon imprints. But I want more! From all the organizations! I want a concerted effort to make the renewable resource products more visible than the cars or bikes running on the road.
Only then we can think of a change in 100 years from now. But we have to begin now!
I believe we can do it! All we need is a will!
Category: Sustainable energy: Fossil fuel