TITLE

IMAGINE

AUTHOR(S)
Starrs, Thomas J.
PUB. DATE
March 2006
SOURCE
Solar Today;Mar2006, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a futuristic perspective or a fictional account of the U.S. in the 22nd century and tries to compare it with the previous centuries in various economic aspects. He tries to see a society that produces virtually all of its energy from clean, domestic, and renewable energy sources. It is argued that the new century as portrayed by the author is more economically stable, more secure, more democratic and egalitarian, more affluent, cleaner, healthier, and more environmentally benign. Nevertheless, there are also negative sides behind this transition to the 22nd century. These negative effects of transition is the expensive prices of oil products and global warming.
ACCESSION #
20251259

 

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