The Undersigned Citizens of the Earth are resolved that Civilization must find peaceful ways to overcome the problems of economic demise and environmental pollution attributable to dependence upon the growing annual combustion of fossil reserves that took millions of years to accumulate. With global consumption outpacing Nature's production exponentially, following our current path equates to economic suicide and runs the grave risk of making our planet uninhabitable by present and future human populations.
We realize that the Industrial Revolution has been predicated upon exponentially increasing expenditures of the Earth's resources including fossil reserves, potable water, and other natural capital of the only environment known to exist in the universe that can support Civilization's present and future human populations. One result is that the Industrial Revolution has provided tremendous technological advances that have facilitated the exponential increase of human population from one billion to six billion persons since the beginning of the commercial exploitation of fossil reserves as fuels.
The Industrial Revolution has also improved our standard of living. Coupled with the high velocity of technological advances, the Industrial Revolution continues to increase our standard of living at an even higher rate. As our standard of living improves by present practices, stresses on Earth's natural capital increase. Taking the current pace of worldwide technological and industrial advancement into consideration, Earth's fossil reserves are being exhausted faster and faster.
We maintain that it is beneath human dignity for any government to risk the lives of its citizens serving in the armed forces to protect transportation bottlenecks of these inefficient fossil reserves situated in foreign, and often hostile, lands. It is also irresponsible of any government to risk the lives of innocent bystanders who are guilty of nothing but their geographic location during unnecessary disputes, crises, and international incidents revolving around said bottlenecks.
We also realize that "Solar Hydrogen" (meaning hydrogen produced by harnessing solar energy and/or its derivatives including falling water, wind, wave, and biomass resources), offers a practical way to continue the progress of the Industrial Revolution, improve the standard of living for all living things on Earth, and promote global prosperity without pollution and conflict.
We realize that virtually any of the world's 600 million existing engines can be rapidly converted to operation on hydrogen with the benefit of actually cleaning air that passes through the engine. We want an increased return on the enormous investment that has been made to mine, refine, and manufacture the world's existing engines by using hydrogen to extend their lives and increase their performance. Fueling existing engines with Solar Hydrogen will create the infrastructure needed to facilitate advancements of fuel cells, advanced technology engines, and other innovative applications.
We further realize that it is essential to utilize petrocarbon reserves to produce durable goods instead of incurring the economic losses caused by burning them. One gallon of average crude oil can be used to produce over $35.00 worth of efficiently recyclable products such as polymer-based components for improving the performance and durability of such things as equipment for farming, mining, and manufacturing; computers, vehicles, roads, clothing, and homes.
THEREFORE, THE UNDERSIGNED ARE COMMITTED TO THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF HYDROGEN SYSTEMS, GOODS AND SERVICES TO FACILITATE A SUSTAINABLE GLOBAL ECONOMY WITHOUT POLLUTION.