SoylentGreen: a fiction that could come true
Themovie Soylent Green presents a thought-provoking scenario on how theworld would be like if the effects of global warming reached aboiling point. In brief, the movie Soylent Green shows a worldshocking effects of food-shortage, overpopulation in New York Cityand the only food available is purportedly made from plankton.However, it later emerges the food is actually made from humans’remains. This situation could become a reality in this world unlesssome social policies are put in place to mitigate this event. Inorder to ensure this scenario does not manifest, energy-conservationcampaigns need a higher tempo.
Thecarbon dioxide acts as the major contributor of global warming.Mostly this occurs during the processing of energy in the burning offossils. Additionally, the amount of carbon emitted by vehicles hasalso been blamed for the escalation of this imminent threat. Also,the amount of heating in homes contributes to global warming.Therefore, the energy-conservation policy to develop ought to makesure that all the stakeholders clearly understand the threats posedby this likely occurrence.
Firstly,the players in the automobile industry need to accelerate themanufacture of low-carbon vehicles. Even though Ford has alreadystarted this process, not all other companies have expressly shownintention of following suit. Secondly, consumers back at home need tobe sensitized on the need to conserve energy because they account fora significant amount of energy consumed. To save energy,recommendations are that consumers could use appliances that areenergy-efficient. Further, when not using equipments such as bulbs,consumers ought to switch them off as it lowers the amount of carbonbeing emitted. Ensuring the homes have enough insulation lessens theprobabilities of global warming. The essence of these steps lies inensuring energy-conservation because any step taken towards thisinitiative is imperative to averting a Soylent Green-like scenario onplanet earth.