The Ambitious Drifter

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We Are The Only Invention That Will Save The Planet

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Imagine, in great detail, an invention that could help reverse pollution — describe for us how your invention works and how it will help save the planet. Photographers, artists, poets: show us INVENTIVE.

There’s no magic invention needed to reverse pollution…. we all need to pollute less. Simple. We need to reuse what we currently throw away, even at the most basic level. There’s a scheme in Germany to recover heat from the sewer system, lost by using too much hot water.  It can be used to heat housing. We waste heat. That’s the simplest energy form. Start by conserving that and the rest will follow.

I could argue that art can save the planet. Art is imagination, it stirs the mind. Imagination is the invention that will save the planet. We are the problem, we are the solution.  We just need to be responsible for our own actions.

BTW. I could echo the late great George Carlin. Save the planet?  The planet is fine… we’re in trouble. (sanitised version)

Something is being invented here.


Jardin des Plantes, Paris.

One thought on “We Are The Only Invention That Will Save The Planet

  1. Good point – we don’t need an invention, we just need to pollute less.