Probably you are enjoying the comfort that clean energy has brought for you. But does the comfort ever remind you of the guys fighting for clean energy, the so-called clean energy fighters? Or are you ever in favor of them? If the answers are 'yes', then you are great. Clean energy fighters win many people's respect, though far from smoothly, for their devotion of time, efforts and creativity to something beyond themselves. Moreover, the fact that they make every effort for a cleaner environment clearly manifests a considerate human nature. We all acknowledge that a cleaner environment is a great benefit to our life but we love it so much that we sometimes forget a crowd of clean energy fighters are working behind the scenes.
Years ago, I saw a film about clean energy fighters who were arrested for their beliefs that unfortunately led to nothing but the arrest of themselves. Their ideals seemed more illusory than realistic. Some fighters felt they would be some great martyrs for their career. They even reminded me of Jesus at the crucifixion or Joan of Arc when they were locked in cells with gangs of excessive alcoholics and bad car drivers.
Did you see any farces or cartoons where heroes hammered on the door locked? The heroes failed to notice there was another door to the side of the door they were hammering on. The neglected door was wide open and they could have walked through it. People learnt from the farces after got amused. Now the situation is the same as the fighters act like those heroes while we act as amused spectators rather than help them.
A case in point is the replacement of gasoline by gasoline/hydrogen hybrid, which helps the individual drivers save far more fuel and keep engine running more quietly and smoothly. But what about the fighters' claim for clean energy and against climate change? They insist that people use biofuel instead of gasoline/hydrogen hybrid.
Most of us are willing to back up clean energy fighters because we know they are actually fighting for our sake. But in a practical situation, many people turn over to say that biofuel doesn't even make a cleaner environment but instead, worsens the environment. If crops are being grown for use as biofuel instead of food, food scarcity and starvation will break out around the world.
When clean energy fighters have to step back in some cases, the situation of energy consumption seems to revert to its old state. Crops are still grown for use as food, not as biofuel. How about the environment and the climate change left over? Do we remember what we did, what we are doing, and what we will do?
Before we spare time to think about the answers to the questions above, hardly can we say we are supporting the clean energy fighters. Actions speak louder than words. Only if we change a little to pump up for clean energy fighters can we say we are acting to support them. Probably we did that unconsciously before, but from now on, we are conscious supporters.
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