We hear a lot about the color green these days.
Green is the color of the newest global religion, the religion of environment before people, whose most recent convocation takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark as I write this post. In that place, this new religion seeks to create an agreement among nations, powerful business interests, and the environmental organizations that seeks to spend as much as 1 percent of the gross world product financing their goal of forcing all of us back to pre-industrial times.
Green is the color of the chemical most efficient in all the world at converting the sun’s power into stored energy, chlorophyll. This chemical’s greatest asset is that it can take carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and sun-light and convert it into carbohydrates that provide food to plants and all animals and humans, directly or by proxy.
Green is the color, at least metaphorically, of the semi-trucks full of money that someone stands to make if someone can figure out how to harness the power of chlorophyll to produce energy and circumvent the plans of the environmental zealots. This result will not be some new scheme to turn plant matter into ethanol or to capture methane but a biotic system that can harvest electricity or a fuel byproduct directly from the function of or symbiosis with that chemical.
As much as the color of the beginning of the 20th century was the black of carbon fuels, so the color of the beginning of the 21st century will be the green of harnessing the life-force of nature itself to our will.