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Week 1 summary

We conclude our first week of How to Survive on Earth - Energy Materials for a Sustainable Future

The world has thrived on cheap, non-renewable energy materials – coal, oil and gas – but at what cost?

Congratulations on completing this week, we have explored the current energy situation. We have considered where our energy comes from and how sustainable these sources are long term. We have also heard from leading experts in the field regarding how current energy processes affect us globally.

Conversation Starter

  • Have you heard about the Terrawatt challenge before?

  • What new information have you learned this week, that stood out for you?

The energy crisis we are in is very real. It is clear that non-renewable sources of energy are not the long-term answer, but what is?

Next Week

We look at how we generate electricity from the sun. Could plastic be the answer to producing all our energy needs for life on Earth? Join us next week as we investigate the part plastic may play in helping us find a renewable energy source to survive on Earth.

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