People are saying that it's going to take another 20-40 years to get the Hydrogen Economy and a hydrogen fuel cell car, and they have been saying that for 10 years already. I want to say those people,
We as a nation survived the Great Depression then mobilized the entire nation to build planes, tanks, bullets, and even nuclear bombs and won World War II and saved the world in only 3.5 years. That's why our grand parents are called the Greatest Generation.
The hydrogen fuel cell was invented in 1839, 174 years ago. The electrolyzer, that generates hydrogen from water, was invented in 1805, 208 years ago.
During these 174 years we have overcome the huge evils of slavery and segregation, won 2 world wars, achieved great technological feats like building the Golden Gate Bridge, the Interstate Highway System, and we went to the Moon in only 10 years.
Are you seriously saying that we can do all that, but it's going to take another 40 years, making it 210 years, just to get a hydrogen powered car and home?
We don’t need a Manhattan Project and spend billions on researching new energy technologies, because everything we need already exists.
People are saying that it was the mobilization of our manufacturing base in WW II that pulled us out of the Great Depression, so if we mobilized similarly to save the planet, it would also pull us out of our current economic depression.
I think that this generation could be even Greater than our Greatest Generation if we only made fighting climate change and saving the world, again, a national priority, by converting to the zero emission energy independent hydrogen, solar, wind, and water economy. Then mobilized the nation to build and install this technology, like they did to build planes, tanks, and bullets in World War II.
If we mobilized this way the United States could fully convert to hydrogen, solar, and wind in only 4 years, not in 40.
We have more people, more money, and higher technology than the WW II generation had.
Which is harder? Defeating Hitler, Italy, and Japan and waging war all over the globe, or building and installing solar panels, wind generators, and fuel cells in/on every home, building, business, and car, just in the United States? Obviously saving the planet from climate change with hydrogen solar, wind, and water would be easier.
Then we can help the rest of the world to live sustainably by spreading clean technologies like solar, wind, and hydrogen, instead of weapons of death. Then also help the world to desalinate of the oceans of water that is all around us and every nation, and build water pipelines from every coast on earth, instead of oil pipelines, which fuels this new Water/Hydrogen economy.
I'm talking about modernizing every home, building, business, factory, government, car, truck, motorcycle, train, plane, bus, boat etc... full conversion to clean power and fuel - worldwide, creating a zero emission energy independent planet.
Thus we could save the world, again, by ending climate change, ending hunger and thirst, and wars for food, water, and oil.
The American Revolution mobilized everyday people and the WW II generation already proved that such mobilization is possible.
We just have to regain the political and moral will, and Choose to be Great again!
The survival of our homes, our children, our economy, our country, and our planet depends on it.
So let’s get on it and mobilize to survive!