Light in the dark, warmth in the cold, heat in the food, power in the machine –energy may be the spark in civilization. Whether it is Africa’s Käng or Greece’s Prometheus, the earliest myths tell of the human discovery of fire. John Amos Comenius, in 1655, wrote Unum Necessarium. It is said that every age has its unique issue. Energy, and the climate change consequences of its use, may be the one necessity of our time.
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