The planetary environment will fling its greatest challenges at us, but also furnish us with our greatest opportunities: the challenges spur us on toward the opportunities. Why not “mine the environment?” Ultimately, hurricanes are solar powered, as are all weather systems. So how many Sandy’s do we need to experience before we understand that we are talking about one hell of a lot of power! That thought alone should spur us toward harnessing all that energy, tetra-watts just shining down all around us. If solar power can run something like Sandy, the same can power our homes and industries. All we need is ingenuity and the foresight to apply it.