Wired Science » Frontal Cortex: The Cost Of Creativity
This scares me. And it scares me that more people aren't more scared by it. We all seem to have our heads in the sand on this.
"What kind of animal requires 11,000 watts to live? And what you find is that we have created a lifestyle where we need more watts than a blue whale. We require more energy than the biggest animal that has ever existed. That is why our lifestyle is unsustainable. We can’t have seven billion blue whales on this planet. It’s not even clear that we can afford to have 300 million blue whales."