Imagine what would happen to the earth, if the sun was suddenly shut down for like 10 minutes (by some cosmic force). I guess the earth would be wrapped up in ice within instants, and most forms of life would be extinct within minutes. (Now some intellectually and morally bankrupt Hollywood filmmaker will steal this original imagination of mine from my blog and make a science fiction movie out of it, without any due to me. But thats not what I am worried about right now.)
We normally take the sun for granted.
I did a little research. If we are able to trap all the solar energy falling onto the surface of earth for 3 minutes, it will solve all energy needs of the world for the next 25 years.
If the above is true, then how do you justify the $600 billion and 4000 American lives (Iraqis don’t have a life. So lets not count theirs) lost during the Oil-War in Iraq? I wonder how many barrels of oil on average is a soldier that dies equivalent to. And I wonder how many years of solar energy (or any other alternative energy for that matter) is that $600 billion equivalent to.