People are saying that if people in India, China, and Africa start developing the way the industrialized nations have it will be terrible for the planet because they will be driving more cars and using more coal and thus polluting more.
That would be true if they developed using the same technologies that we used, and it's true that China is using a lot of Coal and creating lots of coal fired power plants and their air quality is terrible because of it.
But they don't have use coal, oil, natural gas, or nuclear in order to develop.
Every nation can be converting to sustainable technologies be developing without polluting.
Natural gas and coal fired power plants can be converted to burn hydrogen gas and thus make grids zero emission and energy independent.
All cars, trains, planes, and boats can be converted to burn hydrogen and then be cleaning the air as they operate by burning up air pollution as it goes through the engines. If they were people could drive as much as they wanted and needed to and it wouldn't matter.
All homes and buildings can be converted to solar, wind, and hydrogen fuels cells.
Also every nation can be getting their water and hydrogen fuel from the oceans that are rising all around us.
China could be getting unlimited hydrogen from the East China Sea.
India could be getting unlimited hydrogen from the Bay of Bengal, The Arabian Sea, and the Laccadive Sea.
Also in-land nations should be working together with coastal nations to build desalination plants and pipelines or to ship water in-land on rail lines in tankers.
There is more water, hydrogen, solar and wind on this planet, than oil, coal, nuclear, natural gas, or bio-fuel crops. Everyone should not waste more time and money, and go directly to zero emission and energy abundant resources.
If we did, every nation can be zero emission and energy independent, while providing for their people, ending hunger and thirst, and growing their economies. They just have to be educated about these possibilities, make living this way a priority, then be given the tools they need to utilize the abundance of energy that is all around them.
We're all on the same planet and we can't survive without clean air, clean water, food, an ozone layer, or a planet to live on.
Also just like stopping someone from smoking around you, its not enough for only you to stop smoking, you need other people to stop so you aren't polluted.
So it's in everyone's vital national interested to stop polluting themselves and killing their only planet, and to have other nations stop polluting, because it also effects them. Because our pollution has been effecting the developing nations, like the Pacific island cultures who are losing their homes because of rising oceans levels. Also the United States is getting China's pollution and Japan's radioactive fallout from Fuckashima. Also rising global temperatures and rising oceans effect everyone.
We can and we must mobilize, now, and help each other to convert every nation to make this a zero emission and energy independence planet.
The survival of humanity and this planet depends on it.
So, Let's Get On It!
You can read more details about my ideas on this issue in my book, Ideas to Save the Planet.
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Also check out my Table of Contents and these related chapters:
We Don’t Have to “Go Without” in Order to Save the Planet
Developing Nations don’t have to Pollute in Order to Develop
Global Conversion to the Hydrogen Economy, Fueled by Solar, Wind, and Water = Zero Emission Energy Independent Homes, Cars, Boats, Trucks, Trains, Planes, Factories, and Planet
Universal Hydrogen, Solar, and Wind Instead of Universal Nuclear Bombs and End Nuclear Energy
Burning Hydrogen, Instead of Oil, Coal, or Natural Gas
Desalinate Seawater, Then Resalinate the Oceans
Water Pipelines Instead of Oil Pipelines
What Politicians, Governments, and the United Nations, the WTO, and the World Bank Can Do to Save the Planet
What NGOs Can Do