Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Double talk?

"Here we are, just one species on the earth, and we're grabbing a quarter of the renewable resources … we're probably being a bit greedy."

This quote is from a professor in Australia. She is commenting on research that shows humans use more energy from the sun than any other species. Does renewable still mean what I think it means? That is, inexhaustible or replaceable by new growth.

If so, what is the point of quantifying how much of the sun's energy humans use?

Here's the article. Read for yourself.

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