Energy is the foundation of life. The smallest of organisms need it just as we humans do. But it is not just our bodies that must be supplied with energy but also our entire society, including our electrical appliances, our means of transportation, and our industries. And where does the energy come from?
In the past centuries, we have primarily relied on energy sources such as coal, natural gas, and petroleum in order to meet our increasing needs. These resources are not available in unlimited supply, however, and their use is harmful to our planet’s climate. We now know that the way in which we produce and use energy significantly contributes to global warming. It leads to extreme weather events, periods of drought, floods, and many other dire consequences. To ensure a green future offering a high quality of life, we must therefore take action as a global community to drastically reduce our ecological footprint on this planet. Stopping global warming is no easy task and includes many technological, social and political aspects. This is why the energy of everyone is necessary: of individuals as well as of public institutions, the business world, and international policy-makers.
The exhibition “There Is No Planet B” not only illustrates the urgency of the situation; it also points out that there are potential solutions and a growing social commitment to dealing with the crisis.