Between nuclear power plants spewing radiation in Japan, fighting over oil fields in Libya, the Gulf oil spill off Louisiana, sundry coal mine disasters, and water pollution resulting from “fracking” for natural gas all over the U.S., might Mother Nature be trying to tell us something? I’d say so. It has never been more clear that we are gambling with the fate of our planet and ourselves to try to squeeze a bit more power from its resources. Realistically speaking, there is no alternative to reducing our consumption of power rather than trying to increase our reliance on natural resources in hopes of generating added electricity and combustion. Even solar and wind-generated power come at a price. Conservation of existing resources, not exploitation of more, is the only solution.