I wasn’t going to write this blog as Saturday was supposed to be the end of the world. Throughout the years this claim has been made but I blew them off as some crackpots’ prediction. This time was different in that the national media picked up on it and it was something everyone was talking about it although facetiously. The internet this time around proved to be an instrumental venue that perpetrated the false prophesy.
In retrospect there is a lesson to be learned here. Just because it is in print, on the internet, or in the news, does not make it true. My generation was taught to question everything, challenge its validity, and then decide for ourselves. Is this something that has been lost over time or have we as a society fallen into a stereotypical mold? I hope not, because it is the basis for creativity and innovation.
The current buzz is energy conservation and rightfully so. But there is so much hype out there that an intuitive person would have difficulty separating the wheat from the chaff. Some positions are skewed by politics and financial aspirations. A good example is the electric car. Yes it is street clean, but in the broader picture is it really clean? Where does the electricity come from? Coal and natural gas, the two things groups supporting electric cars are against. Then there is the question of where are the toxic batteries going to end up; and what about the “dirty” industries that produced the chemicals and metals used in making these batteries. I am not stating a position here just presenting a challenge for thought.
The compressed air industry has taken it’s hits by short-sighted critics. In the overall scheme of things, compressed air is not a wasteful energy source if used properly. The key here is proper use. There are applications that compressed makes the most sense and may be the only alternative. As with any energy source, it must be monitored and evaluated.
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