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The Astonishing Power of the Sun – Solar Furnace Melts Rock


Thomas Edison once said:

I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait ’til oil and coal run out before we tackle that.

Even after traveling  93 million miles, the sun’s rays are powerful enough, when focused in this solar furnace, to melt rock. It begs the question, why are we still relying on polluting fossil fuels instead of energy sources that our children can live with, rather than die from? As Van Jones said recently:

Rather than continuing to base our economy on a finite supply of dead things, we can base it on sources that are practically infinite and eternal: the sun, the moon and the Earth’s inner fire.”

(video via Climate Progress)

More links:

Going Solar In Ontario, Canada

Solar Roadways – Climate Denier Crock of the Week

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