Did you know that Bitcoin already consumes 0.15% of the world electricity production without any societal value besides speculation? On the other hand, blockchain has the power to reduce a country´s energy consumption by enabling IoT and machine to machine payments.
Many futurists and social entrepreneurs dream of a utopian, soon-coming, renewable-only world. Unfortunately, the world as an energy system is not agile. It is more like a dinosaur. It is a big, fat, and slow dinosaur whose veins are running on sticky crude oil.
Climate change is a fact. Man-made climate change has occurred in a blink of an eye in geological terms. The effects will be irreversible for the foreseeable future. We better get used to a 4ºC to 8ºC warmer climate. Some of the expected consequences of climate change #thefutureiswaiting are