There is a strong international drive right now to put an end to the environmental damage caused by fossil fuels. It’s easy to miss the deeper ecological tragedy that petrochemicals have caused: plastic and poison accumulation, amidst all the climate change frenzy.

Carcinogens and genetic modifiers are released into the food and water supplies as a result of petrochemical manufacture, and plastic garbage pollution has reached unprecedented levels. Ending our dependency on fossil fuels will be the first important step toward resolving the dilemma, and neutrino energy will give the crutch we need to take our next leap into space.


It’s frightening when people are forced to focus on the negative effects of climate change in order to avoid paying attention to the catastrophic ecological crisis that has been going on since the 1950s. We thought we’d found our salvation when corporations like DuPont figured out how to produce plastics and other synthetic materials. We had no idea at the time, however, that these fossil-fuel-based compounds would have such a profound impact on our ecosystem that a few degrees of global warming would appear to be child’s play.

Huge islands of plastic rubbish, mostly created by China, loom in the Pacific Ocean right now, and our experimentation with synthetic compounds like xenoestrogens is damaging and modifying plant, animal, and, of course, human life all over the planet. We played God as a race without having the foresight to see it through, and the deal we made with the devil to obtain access to the abundance of fossil fuels is about to expire.

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We will continue to utilize these harmful compounds in industry as long as people consume fossil fuels for energy. The allure of petrochemical-based plastics is too powerful, and we will never be rid of the non-biodegradable mass of garbage that is encroaching from all sides unless we completely eliminate fossil fuels from the equation.

Without fossil fuels, the human race would not have progressed to its current level of development, but we must abandon this “booster rocket” if we are to break free from the orbit of yesterday’s misdeeds. Although none of us alive today was responsible for the widespread use of fossil fuels and petrochemicals, it is our generation that will properly wave farewell to a power source that has outlived its welcome.


The arrival of petrochemicals was such a watershed moment in the history of human industrial evolution that we’re still reeling from the consequences. It’s difficult to picture a society without petroleum-based plastics and fuels, but manufacturing scientists are already demonstrating that it’s possible.

Drinking straws made of plastic petrochemicals are out of style or outright outlawed in many areas, and major manufacturers are switching to plant-based plastics, which are extremely biodegradable. While we’ll have to deal with foreign polluters like China before we can make any real progress in combating the environmental impact of petrochemicals, steps like these are nonetheless vital in the ongoing cultural battle over humanity’s destiny.

With less reliance on fossil fuels for energy, petrochemicals will play a smaller role in our lives in the future, and it will finally be economically practical to address the threat that fossil fuels pose to every living person on the world. Even more dangerous is the temptation to panic and toss away all of our technological achievements, so we must stroll, not rush, to the gleaming “EXIT” sign at the end of the fossil fuel hell that humanity has unintentionally entered.

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Gradually adopting renewable energy technologies is unquestionably the way of the future, but the state of research and technology in the renewables business was not evolved enough to meet the world’s electricity load until recently. It will take several years for the globe to fully transition to renewable energy sources, but we now have the technology to get us there.

The Neutrino Energy Group, founded by German energy physicist Holger Thorsten Schubart, is an international consortium of physics and engineering geniuses brought together by their shared commitment to blazing a route toward humanity’s sustainable future. Schubart and the Neutrino Energy group are developing devices that create power from the kinetic energy of neutrinos and other invisible radiation, expanding on the work of Takaaki Kajita and Arthur McDonald. Soon, the world’s developing neutrino energy infrastructure will take on some of the load currently borne by fossil fuels, and neutrinovoltaics, in conjunction with other renewable energy technologies, will permanently eliminate the threat of petrochemicals.

Author: Marcus Stone

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