#5 – Myth: If covered with solar panels, the Sahara Desert could power all of Europe
Unknown Conservative Blogger: “There is no such thing as Man Made Global Warming!”
Just About Everyone Else: “I’m not even going to bother with this one. It is a pointless discussion. If the [naysayers] want to slit their own throats, that’s their business”
Unfortunately, that coin-flip isn’t entirely accurate, as we are ALL affected by pollution, climate change and dwindling fossil fuel resources.
Regardless of feasibility, the Sahara desert solar projects are a move in the right direction, and on the sort of scope necessary to bring about real change, i.e. to move from Germany’s 1% solar power to a much higher ratio. These projects may not happen for 50 years, or perhaps not at all, but be wary of discarding an idea as throat-slitting. It illustrates a lack of vision and a very small-minded approach to the past, present and future. It’s a safe bet there were scoffers at the invention of the wheel, the automobile and the light bulb.